Thursday, August 11, 2005

Generation "V" for "Victim"

We are generation "V", the generation of the victim. We have let responsibility pass from the individual to the complex systems we have built to serve us. Although common in children's excuses ("it's my dog's fault), phrases like "it's the government's fault", "it's the company's fault", "it's my teachers' fault", or "it's my parents' fault" run rampant in the excuse-filled language of today's adults.

It's time to grow up! Take responsibility for your part in everything that happens around you. No matter what happens, ask yourself: "What was my part in this?" If you pay attention, take a proactive perspective, learn from your mistakes, you may find that you do have choices to make that will impact your future.

August 10, 2005

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