“With great power, there must also come great responsibility.”
Ever since I heard Uncle Ben mutter those words to Peter Parker (Spiderman) they have replayed in my head, but over time the statement has evolved in my mind as,
“With freedom, there must also come great responsibility”
If there is a common theme in all of my life, it was the desire for independence. Not only the average teen desire to be independent of parents, but independent of doctors and teachers and other people who might exert some authority over me. It’s in my blood to be free.
Freedom is important to me. I feel that as citizens of earth we are all entitled to personal and political freedom and it’s something I think about a lot. I believe the government is incredibly heavy handed and far reaching, but we the people have allowed it. We’ve allowed them to reach into every nook and cranny of our lives, by allowing them to take responsibility for us. Can it change? Absolutely. Will it change? I don’t know, but I’m hopeful. If it is going to change then there needs to be a huge shift in the way people think and live.
My personal trifecta:
Independence * Responsibility * Freedom
Speaking of freedom, I’ve recently discovered John Mackey, the CEO for Whole Foods. Whole Foods just gained a new customer, now if only there was one close by. (Thanks Kelly Halldorson for sharing this first)
There has recently been much discussion about this article about Chinese parenting. Some find it horrifying, some find it a reminder that they aren’t good enough parents. Some aren’t buying it. What do you think? What is your definition of success? I’ll hold my tongue.
More proof that school is becoming increasingly like prison and not a safe place for learning. If there is one thing I feel children should be able to do, it’s make mistakes.
This is something TJ and I have been following, since we are both MMA fans. I feel like the school made a huge mistake and are sending the wrong message.
Should you be able to feed people who are hungry without a permit?
I love inspirational people, as do most of us. But the people that inspire me are often the ones who really think outside the box.
And finally, the latest buzz around the internet, your astrological sign. What most articles aren’t telling you.