"The price of greatness is responsibility." -- Winston Churchill
Yesterday I wrote about accountability. The fact is, I have not always been accountable. I have shirked responsibilities and duties, saying to myself, "Someone else will do it." Sometimes someone else did do it (whatever it was), and sometimes they didn't.
Occasionally I congratulated myself when I failed to perform my duties. I said, in effect, "Wow! Glad I got out of that." But those
self-congratulatioins were short lived as I admitted that I may have gotten out of work, but I paid a price in loss of self-esteem.
I wonder if that is what is going on in our nation today: as people "get out of" work and live upon the work of others, does their self-esteem plummet as mine did? The more we appreciate our own worth, the more we feel able to make things happen and the more we want to act responsibly toward others. And the more responsibly we act toward others, the better our society will be.
So, for today, I am grateful for those who do not get out of work.