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Welcome to my life, the life of Rod Stern.

FamilyI see myself as a battler with a wealth of experience in life and a burning desire to use that experience to leave this world in better condition than I found it.

I have made a lot of mistakes and have suffered greatly because of them.  I have also suffered greatly because of things that were not my mistakes, like catching Polio at the age of 5, but these things were no less significant to me than if I had caused them myself.  Allow me to explain that statement.  I do not believe that things happen for no reason, and therefore everything that has befallen me has within it a lesson or an opportunity for knowledge, experience and growth that I would otherwise not have had.  So then, regardless of the cause of any particular event, situation or mistake that I have endured, it is my responsibility to respond to that situation in a way that makes it positive and productive, for me.  I believe that we all have that responsibility and that bearing up to it is the key to true freedom.

For the full story, click on my bio (above).

3 Comments on “Welcome to my life, the life of Rod Stern.”

  1. Adrian Forsyth July 24, 2013 at 1:27 pm #

    Hi Rod, As most people go about their daily lives they do so without the huge obstacles in their way that you must face. The problems that I face on a day to day basis are minor compared to you and you have my admiration.

  2. Julia greenaway cox July 31, 2013 at 10:58 am #

    Hi Folks, i have know Rod for well over a couple of decades. We have had a relationship of being able to agree to disagree..One of us labor.and the other Liberal that can get us into some, do i say it health discussions? We have worked on committees together and at times worked in the same field.
    To day like Rod i am also disabled and find it very hard jumping through all the hoops of Government and health systems.
    But the thing is we do it together, we bounce things of each other all the time.
    One of the things we have in common is that through our experiences, we believe in handing this on to others, both the negative and the positive.
    I am privileged to call Rod my friend, although he is more like a little brother as i have a few ears on him, but we sure can act like a couple teenagers when we want to.
    Glad he has started this blog

  3. leahdwyermassage January 15, 2016 at 3:40 pm #

    Very interesting reading. Thank you for sharing the story of your life so far.
    I’m right behind you in the disabled parking permit fight. I may have even dobbed someone in at the Chatswood Westfield car park a while back… Naughty north shore woman decided she couldn’t be farked driving around for a car spot. I have one for my son and I treat it like a gold bar.
    Leah

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