R. Buckminster Fuller
Personal Responsibility Fitness is the direct expression of one’s character. It is a display of a person’s independence, integrity, capabilities, insights and judgment. Like most personality traits it must be refined. It includes a healthy dose of mental preparation, persistence, perseverance and opportunities. The reason people struggle with it is because it takes a person out of their comfort zone and stretches the boundaries of life and mind.
To our detriment, we live in a society that has created an unhealthy dependence through a pseudo form of security that is robbing us individually of our independence, freedom and ultimately our responsibility. We rock along thinking things are fine until perhaps like me, you sit down and write an article like this that forces you to examine your own life and intent. We have allowed critical thinking and personal responsibility to take a back seat to complacency.
Too many of us have butts as big as a battle ship from sitting around, wasting time being entertained by TV, gaming or just sitting in front of the computer for hours. Such complacency is killing the human spirit and steals the time and gray matter needed to rise to meet the important challenges we face today. Those who choose to swallow hook, line and sinker the lies and the agenda of a few people with a vigorous voice speaking out is destroying us morally as well as mentally and physically. As a result of the silent majority, agendas are being pushed on us with little resistance.
Those of you who want to make a difference can do something about it!
You are here on earth with your unique talents and abilities for a purpose. Part of that is to help others find their talents and abilities, especially young people who need to hear the truth and be encouraged to advance their own personal responsibility. There is only One source of Truth! If you are in doubt about that, you need to figure that out first. Wrong isn’t wrong because of the title someone gives it. It’s wrong simply because it just doesn’t work and never will. So, when you discover the truth and have things figured out for yourself, get up from the couch, turn off the TV and get busy. You can begin to make a positive difference that will make a better country and a better world for your children and grandchildren.
I started out with a quote from R. Buckminster Fuller and will end with another quote of his that I like and hope will encourage you to soar with those whom you love.
“There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it’s going to be a butterfly.”