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MY mother used to describe individual responsibility in vivid terms. Whether it is a nightmare or a pleasant dream, you alone will sweat or smile. Simplistically, if you do wrong, it’s your heinie that will be hauled off to the jail, and you have to live with the torment and pain…others can bail you out, but cannot live with the feelings, but sympathize. You have to live your life yourselves.
Then she would describe the end days, whether it is imaginary or real, but the feeling is real. On the last day, the Armageddon or Qaymat, everything around you is helter skelter, your focus will be to save your own tail and that is very human. No one will be there for you, as each one is busy saving his or her own.
Do you recall the announcement on the airplanes? In case oxygen level drops, the oxygen mask will drop, and they ask you to secure yourselves first, and THEN take care of your child and others.
I have learned that, ultimately no one but you is responsible for your happiness, a state of mind where we are most comfortable, secure and without fear. I have learned that we really do have the choice to make what we make of life. Happiness is not dependent on the things you have or the friends or family members you have, but rather your attitude towards your situation.
You can blame others and other things, but that will not change how you feel inside, you will have to live with yourselves. Take charge of your life, and be yourselves.
From this moment forward, make a commitment, however stupid it sounds, that you will be happy regardless of what surrounds you, and you are not a puppy to dance to the tunes of others, unless you choose to dance. Let life and all the things about life be your choice, that does not mean you oppose everything, it simply means what the heck, I will do this. Whatever your do in life, do it wholeheartedly.
Wish you happiness today, tomorrow and forever, the decision is yours.
Mike Ghouse is a motivational speaker committed to build cohesive families, work environment and societies. www.MikeGhouse.net