THE RESPONSIBILITY FOR CHANGE
“There are two primary choices in life: to accept conditions as
they exist, or accept the responsibility for changing them.” –
Sometimes we settle for less than what we are capable of, we accept the path of least resistance. “Anything for a quiet life!” we say, but does that truly bring us happiness?
As human beings we have a need to grow and contribute to the lives of those around us. We are social animals with an intellect and a conscience. So I would argue that “settling for less” can bring us to a place of regret in later years and to an unfulfilled life of sadness, depression and even despair.
So what about the suggestion that we might accept the responsibility of changing the conditions that exist? Sometimes it is impossible to change the circumstances we find ourselves in, but even then we can change our attitude towards them.
I believe that if we are willing to put the effort into resolving our life’s challenges, we will be much happier, because we will have either contributed by finding a way to make life better (not only for us, but also for others) or we will have grown as a result of facing up to the challenges life has brought to us.