How do I begin? I can say that the Holstee Manifesto is a confirmation of what my heart has been saying my entire 30 year life span. I have always felt and attempted to live the wonderfully written words it says. My first read of this Manifesto was via a Facebook post. I immediately identified with it and bought it. It now hangs nicely in my office. Before reading the Manifesto, I was always hesitant and unsure about living the life it encourages. I believe it’s because in today’s society you are told to live your life like others. To work the 9 to 5 and don’t complain, to play the hand your dealt, to stay home where it’s safe, and to not trust a soul…I could go on and on. But in my heart, I never felt that this way of living was right. I wanted to live a life worth dying for, a life that, when I was on my death bed, I can say, “I lived, I really lived.” I felt if you didn’t like something, than it was up to you to change it! Before this Manifesto, society way got me down…but after the Manifesto, I realized, I am only down because I allowed myself to be down. You are miserable because you allow whatever is holding you back to make you miserable and you call it “persevering”. I say enough. Life IS simple as the Manifesto says and you only get one! No matter how much money you have, you should love those things that are most precious: people, adventure, experience and most of all, children. If we are to pass this Manifested life on, we must teach it to our children.  If you want to live in another location, do it! If you want to start a business, do it! If you want to believe in God, do it! Nothing is stopping you! I have found that after embracing this Manifesto, I finally have support in what I have felt for years and years. Before the Manifesto, this lifestyle was put on the back burner in fear of failing…but now that us adventurers have found each other, we know that failure is only an event and never a person! Failure is a part of life! Embrace it! It’s an adventure! Failure can be turned from something negative into an experience you will never forget!  So jump in to this life the Manifesto explains, and LIVE your life. I am.

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