Brian’s Reflection: Wednesday, July 7, 2010
I am free, no matter what rules surround me. If I find them
tolerable, I tolerate them; if I find them too obnoxious, I
break them. I am free because I know that I alone am morally
responsible for everything I do.
Robert Heinlein, visionary, author, “science fiction” writer,
born on thus date, 1907
Brian McHugh, on his 64th birthday (born on this date 1946)
These days, nobody wants to take responsibility. (Pardon the exaggeration.) Everything is someone else’s fault.
One of the glories of being Human is, I think, to Be Responsible for One’s Actions. This is to be God-like! By which I mean, to be Fully Human.
I desire to be “morally responsible for everything I do”. It tells me that I indeed I am Free. How I wish my country aspired to the same standard. We claim to be Free – but we are not.