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Change alone is eternal, perpetual, immortal.
-- Arthur Schopenhauer


Friday, June 30, 2023

Liberated by responsibilities

It’s certainly reasonable to consider yourself burdened by your various responsibilities. Yet it is equally true that you can be liberated by the responsibilities you take on.

Acting with responsibility sets you free from dependency. It offers you the chance to avoid a meaningless existence.

Responsibility pushes you to become increasingly competent. It challenges you into a life of purpose and fulfillment.

You’ll often need to make significant accommodations and even sacrifices to fulfill your responsibilities. However, the prices you pay are more than balanced out by the benefits you gain from living responsibly.

Responsibilities often feel oppressive. Yet life by its very nature is difficult, and taking on responsibility is one of the best strategies for successfully dealing with life’s difficulties.

Responsibility makes your moments, your actions, your thoughts matter. Embrace responsibility, and with each passing day you create an even better version of yourself.

— Ralph Marston

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