Conway’s teachings provide a bridge between the modern world and the natural, harmonious yet subsistence life of a past world. His way of life, he believes, nurtures the soul and forces a man to grow in accordance with the challenge of surviving in a harsh and unforgiving world. Each man’s fate is determined by his efforts and his capacity to learn, grow, and adapt without the crutch of modern conveniences to which he’s grown accustomed. His is a return to a self-sufficient world that each man carves out and creates for himself.
Conway’s external labors develop internal strength. He relies on his own ingenuity and adaptability and assumes personal responsibility for his fate. He interacts with the modern world only insofar as it helps to spread his doctrines and beliefs to an ever-widening circle of adherents. He is a complex man replete with the faults and frailties afflicting all men, and he lives a simple life in pursuit of his dream. The band Lynryd Skynyrd sings, “And be a simple kind of man / Be something you love and understand” in their song “Simple Man.” Conway lives his song of freedom and independence, in the way he loves and understands. Likewise, be true to the song in your soul.
From September 2010, http://raising-a-man.tumblr.com