Life and Responsibility

JoshuaClayton By JoshuaClayton, 19th May 2017 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/7ckq78d3/
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I was talking to a friend as I was riding up to this public library I am doing this article in, and we were talking about immortality, while earlier today, I was also thinking about the reality of responsibility while also thinking about the New York Times Square incident with a man driving his car running over people with it. The feelings I was having about these things is sort of hard to explain, but here, I will do my best:

Why we do not have a "Statue of Responsibility" in America, but a "Statue of Liberty"

Think about it, history is the ultimate testament to "responsibility". While "liberty" can seemingly be summed up with a simple statue of a cloaked woman in the New York Eastern seaboard harbor. I mean, really think about it. All of history is the drama of responsibility, while America can sum up liberty's short history on this Earth with a statue. I get it. Most people are led, while very few genuinely rise up to lead and even fewer rise up to lead well, at that.

Indeed, initiative is the ultimate responsibility and we have failed even at that at some crucial times. Oh, we have succeeded at some crucial times, but, too many times we have "taken the easy way out".

That brings me to the recent death of Christopher Cornell, the rock musician who gave one last show in Detroit, Michigan before his suicide. My first thought after hearing about this, was, is this the best that can be done? After hearing about Christopher Cornell, I read an article in a retirement magazine about Michael J. Fox living a great life with love and laughter despite his problems. I get it.

The Lennon-McCartney song "Day Tripper" says it all in that it screams to the rafters, "It's not my fault!" like this:

Got a good reason
For taking the easy way out
Got a good reason
For taking the easy way out now
She was a day tripper
One way ticket, yeah
It took me so long to find out
And I found out

She's a big teaser
She took me half the way there
She's a big teaser
She took me half the way there, now
She was a day tripper
One way ticket, yeah
It took me so long to find out
And I found out
Ah, ah, ah, ah, ah, ah

Tried to please her
She only played one night stand
Tried to please her
She only played one night stand, now
She was a day tripper
Sunday driver, yeah
It took me so long to find out
And I found out

Day tripper, day tripper, yeah


Come on, get that responsibility going! Take some initiative and live a real life if you are willing to earn it. I don't know what else to say in this section.

Responsibility: The Dreaded Word?

Initiative is power, sure, and if you are going to jump into initiative, jump into it with both feet or not at all.

Yes, I am saying if you feel you cannot do a good job, be willing not to think, be willing to be led, be willing to take any surreptitious advantage from the establishment that you can get, because you feel you cannot do a good job.

Sure, I am being apocryphal there in that long sentence, but you get the idea:

The reality of responsibility is there for all those who want to do their best in life and existence. There is no other motor of survival for the person who wants to do their best in all of it. No other motor than initiative and responsibility. The person who can is the person who understands that they can, not just simply thinks that they can or feels that they can, if you get where I am coming from here. It comes down to being a day tripper, like the John Lennon-Paul McCartney song that waits for someone to tell them the big 'surprise' of self-responsibility or Dorothy Gale in the original Lyman Frank Baum story "The Wizard Of Oz" who pulls back the curtain and finds the phony wizard and takes her power back herself ultimately. So, you have a choice as I do, take responsibility of do not take it. Personally, I get it. I cannot decide for you or anyone else, but I can only decide for me.

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Conscience, Consciousness, Consciousness Change, Soul, Soul Evolution, Soul Searching

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author avatar JoshuaClayton
I am a freelance writer based in Inglewood, California, USA. I used to write under a few aliases, but now I have nothing to hide and write mostly under my own name. I write mostly on self-help topics.

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