The author of Man’s Search for Meaning, Viktor Frankl, was a concentration camp survivor. When he later moved to the U.S., he remarked that there ought to be a Statue of Responsibility on the West Coast (to mirror NY’s famous statue), as responsibility was the imperative to freedom.
As Americans and service members, freedom is important to us. We speak of it, fight for it, and sometimes die to defend it. What about responsibility?
Taking responsibility for ourselves (our actions, inactions, words) is what we DO with freedom. (and why many might fear freedom). No excuses, no rationalizations, nothing deferred…the simple belief that everything we want in the world begins within ourselves.
“You must be the change you wish to see in the world”-Gandhi
If not you…who?
If not now…when?