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Be curious always! For knowledge will not acquire you: you must acquire it.
-- Sudie Back
 

 

Saturday, November 28, 1998

Responsibility

You can attempt to avoid responsibility, but it will not avoid you. Every action has consequences, and therefore responsibility is not an option. Even if you ignore your responsibility, you will still be subject to its inescapable influence. The unavoidable fact is, you are responsible for you.

Trying to pretend it isn’t so, only makes it worse. There is no substitute for responsibility. No amount of money, power, knowledge, skill, or technology can dispel the ultimate necessity of acting responsibly.

Though you cannot avoid responsibility, you do have a choice. You can ignore responsibility, thereby causing most of your consequences to be undesirable. Or, you can choose to willingly accept responsibility for your life, to let that responsibility guide your actions, and by so doing, positively mold your life as you would like it to be.

The choice is yours. Act like the responsibility is yours, because it is.

— Ralph Marston

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