Personal Responsibility

When did we become so dependent on what other people think; I mean, as a collective?  More and more, it seems to me, we are depending on others to think for us.  Maybe I’m overreacting, but in a world of information sharing and out-of-control media, we can easily be overloaded and just make choices and decisions based on what is most popular at the time or just do the ‘chicken squat’.  Personally, I think the ‘do nothing squatter’ may be the better choice – they do less damage and let the rest of us have our way.

You may think (good for you) what about this blog?  Well, I’ve thought of that many times, and I’ve decided, after thinking about it for a while, that blogs are just another source of information.   In the end, it is our personal responsibility to think and it is our personal responsibility to make decisions based on our personal values.   Of course, my values may conflict with others – that’s life.  I live in a society that values my right to my personal beliefs, and that is the foundation of the U.S. Constitution.

I don’t feel guilty because my values do not always agree with mainstream civilization.  Sometimes that can be interpreted as progress … sometimes not.  The point is that our values represent who we are and how we respect our personal values is how we make our mark in the world – how we make a difference.  I need to be true to myself.

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