Free Spirit

Alexander Lyadov
2 min readFeb 21, 2024
Adam Skalzub

Long ago, I found myself at the Venice Biennale. Wandering through the city, we stumbled upon a renowned artist, celebrated for his radical performances. Art critics sang his praises, while his works shocked the broad audience.

We chatted for only five minutes, yet I sensed his extraordinariness. It made me uneasy, in a strangely good way. He was remarkably free, like a wild cat.

Imagine living in a two-dimensional plane, and suddenly your companion reveals a third dimension. In addition to X and Y, he has an axis Z. He’s comfortable in your world, but his realm remains closed to you.

Later in life, I encountered similar individuals in various fields. They’re rare — perhaps one in a hundred. They possess far greater freedom, reflected in the paradoxical nature of their thoughts, actions, and words.

They reach greater heights in less structured environments. There are more of them among entrepreneurs. But hardly any among bureaucrats, except in times of revolution and war.

Yet, greater freedom isn’t a genetic lottery prize. Typically, such individuals have experienced, pondered, and reevaluated much in life. Freedom isn’t handed out for free; it’s earned through struggle.

Sincerely yours,

-Alexander

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Alexander Lyadov

As a business therapist, I help tech founders increase the value of their business by unlocking the potential of their personality.