Something serious is happening in New Zealand and the World; personal ethics are being abandoned to justify end results with the facade of personal accomplishment.
We are at the point where we can drive off from McDonald’s with a cup of coffee held between our knees, then sue them (and win), when we spill it on ourselves.
What about choosing to smoke for 20 years, ignoring all the health warnings and then suing the tobacco company when we are diagnosed with emphysema. Yup, apparently we can do that too.
Choose to do whatever you want, no worries, someone else can be hit with the consequences. Trump is the epitome of this sentiment 🙁
Laura Compton (Chronicle Magazine) writes, “The world seems to reward people who excel at shortcuts, resume inflation and other nefarious ways of getting ahead. . . Sometimes it seems like ethics are only for suckers.”
For a long time, it has seemed to be like this in New Zealand too. And it sucks for everybody because we’re not being out best people or country. We must become actively ethical, taking responsibility for our own choices, and demanding personal responsibility from others.
In order to accept personal responsibility you need to develop the ability to:
Seek out and to accept help for yourself.
Be open to new ideas or concepts about life and the human condition.
Refute irrational beliefs and overcome fears.
Affirm yourself positively.
Recognise that you are the sole determinant of the choices you make.
Recognise that you choose your responses to the people, actions, and events in your life.
Let go of anger, fear, blame, mistrust, and insecurity.
Take risks and become vulnerable to change and growth in your life.
Take off the masks of behaviour characteristics behind which you hide low self‑esteem.
Reorganise your priorities and goals.
Realise that you are the party in charge of the direction your life takes.
Before you make a choice this week, THINK, am I taking responsibility or playing the blame game?
Have a terrific week.