I am starting a PR Campaign. PR as in Personal Responsibility. In an effort to get some perspective and wisdom on personal responsibility I’ve assembled some experts. Here is a snipe of a “conversation” I would love to have over heard.
Eleanor: Freedom makes a huge requirement of every human being. With freedom comes responsibility. For the person who is unwilling to grow up, the person who does not want to carry is own weight, this is a frightening prospect.
Sigmund: Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened of responsibility.
Scott: Whenever we seek to avoid the responsibility for our own behavior, we do so by attempting to give that responsibility to some other individual or organization or entity. But this means we then give away our power to that entity.
Thomas: In the last analysis, the individual person is responsible for living his own life and for “finding himself.” If he persists in shifting his responsibility to somebody else, he fails to find out the meaning of his own existence.
Barack: It’s time to fundamentally change the way that we do business in Washington. To help build a new foundation for the 21st century, we need to reform our government so that it is more efficient, more transparent, and more creative. That will demand new thinking and a new sense of responsibility for every dollar that is spent.
Viktor: I recommend that the Statue of Liberty be supplemented by a Statue of Responsibility on the west coast.
Richard: If it’s never our fault, we can’t take responsibility for it. If we can’t take responsibility for it, we’ll always be its victim.
John: The greatest day in your life and mine is when we take total responsibility for our attitudes. That’s the day we truly grow up.
Time to grow up, people.
Take a look at where you are.
It’s exactly where your choices have led you.
Now look at where you want to be.
It’s going to be your choices that get you there or not.
Time to take responsibility for your own life.
Honestly, who else are you going to trust to make your decisions?
(Can you name the “guest” speakers today?)