You are not defined by the way other people think about you, their opinions or their actions towards you. You are not defined by your parents. You are not defined by your friends, family or any other people you come in contact with. I know, you are shaped and influenced by these, but your basic definition comes from the person YOU ARE, the decisions YOU MAKE and the actions YOU TAKE.
This all goes back to RESPONSIBILITY. You cannot blame others for the fact that you are a lost person, a drug addict, a convict OR a mission worker, preacher, teacher or president of some governing body. You are YOU, because YOU took the path that YOU took. That is it! What will you choose? Will you choose to follow the example of your alcoholic father? Will you choose to be like your favorite teacher? Will you help others or only help yourself? You choose.
Look to the POSITIVE leaders in your life, build on YOUR strengths and choose a path that will make YOUR life YOURS.
YOU are YOU because of YOU.
Personally, I believe in putting life in perspective like this: GOD, Family, friends then me. And in all I do, I do my best to LOVE.
My wish for you…LOVE. (Jesus is love.)
When do children get “responsibility”?
I know there are a lot of adults that don’t even know what this r-word means.
Really, my question is, WHY IS THE AGE THAT THIS CHARACTER WORD SURFACES SO HUGELY VARIED?
Some of my students already have it at whatever age they are as a freshman while others are barely able to say that word when they are 19 year old seniors.
I know I’m about to answer my own question:
Some get it because their parents teach it to them early and well. Some get it because their personalities just lend themselves to it. Some get it because they are forced to grow up so quickly due to circumstances. Others get it just because.
It sounds like I’m just talking about my students. I’m not. I’m talking about adults as well and my very own child, well, children–both of them.
Those that don’t get the concept of responsibility…
ARE SOOOOOO ANNOYING. Yes, this is a “VENTING” blog. I hate it, but I just gotta do it.
Why can’t you pick up your clothes, make your bed and get your homework done?! Why can’t you turn your drawing in, bring a pencil to class and stay on task the whole 45 minutes you are with me? Why can’t you keep a job, pay your bills and raise your children?!?
BECAUSE YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT RESPONSIBILITY IS! Yes, I’m screaming. It’s better to do it on this blog than in the face of someone. That would really not help or do any good in any way. Plus, I still don’t have much of a voice from being sick the last week or so. So, there!
I’m done now.