Over the past decade I have plunged into a study of geopolitics, history, different monetary, economic and political systems and philosophies. The writers who impressed and influenced me the most, where those who promoted individualism over collectivism, freedom over slavery, non-aggression over using force as a legitimate way to solve problems. Among them were Ludwig von Mises, Murray Rothbard, Harry Brown, Hans-Hermann Hoppe, Artistoteles and Thomas Aquinas to name just a few.
Therefore, when I think about gold, I also think about values associated with it. The most important aspect to me is striving for personal and individual happiness or the right of every person to pursuit his own way of happiness. It is my conviction that only sound money can be the fundament for a sound society. This is why I became a friend of the Austrian School of Economics, which stands for private ownership, free markets and financial sovereignty, resting on the premise that things are settled into order despite the apparent chaos of individual actions.
My personal motivations for holding physical gold and silver in my own possession are rather straightforward and, I think, easy for many people with similar ideas and concerns to identify with.