The knowledge that you are responsible for your actions and attitudes does not need to be discouraging, because it also means that you are free to change your destiny. You are not in bondage to your past, which has shaped your feelings, to race, inheritance, and background. All this can be altered if you have the courage to examine how it formed you. You can alter your chemistry provided you have the courage to dissect your elements (Anaïs Nin, The Diary of Anaïs Nin, Vol. 1: 1931-1934).
“In the long run, we shape our lives, and we shape ourselves. The process never ends until we die. And the choices we make are ultimately our own responsibility.” Eleanor Roosevelt
Sex, Drugs and Rock & Roll: There is a new STD superbug that experts say may be more deadly that AIDS and could cause an epidemic. Could be, could be not in America, but, in Japan (CDC). However, people do travel all over the world and Sex and Emotions are not separate entities. Add drugs such as in the present Opioid crisis and our Sexual Fluid culture. New STD Cases hit Record High in the United States of America. “That progress has since unraveled.” Chlamydia was the most commonly reported STD, with women between the ages of 15 and 24 accounting for nearly half of those cases. But syphilis rates also rose nearly 18 percent between 2015 and 2016, and reported cases of gonorrhea rose among both men and women last year. (CDC) Sep 27, 2017.
What? Take responsibility! What does that mean to you in your current day to day life? In DrBev’s World, Gestalt Principle, number four (GP4) the definition is “Take your ability to respond by word, thoughts, and or action.” In other words, taking the opportunity or ability to act independently and make decisions without authorization of another. “If you own your story you get to write the ending” (Brene Brown).
For Further Insight:
First lady Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962):
Lists of character traits or character qualities:
Learn if You’re in a Relationship with Someone Who is a Victim:
12 Reflections on Personal Responsibility – by Steve Brunkhorst.
New STD Superbug That’s Deadlier Than AIDS?