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Assuming Responsibility

Responsibilities gravitate to the person who can shoulder them.

– Tom Stoppard

In this chapter you will:

  • understand responsibility from a variety of viewpoints
  • be prepared and even willing to take on more responsibility
  • gain the ability to handle responsibility well

Responsibility is something we naturally shirk when we are very young. We don’t want to be tied down to having to do anything; not even clean our rooms or do our chores. It’s only natural because the human spirit wants to be free and unencumbered. It desires to pursue whatever occurs to it, and then flit onto anything else it takes an interest in.

As an infant, life is fascinating and packed with hundreds of new experiences every day. There are new sights, ...

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