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Personal Responsibility.

I just read this in an acquaintance's jouirnal, and he was so spot on, I thought I'd just link to it.

Personal Responsibility

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meowgurlgv
Jan. 14th, 2006 12:23 am (UTC)
your friend was right on... and he reads how my mind works too...
strange
teal_cuttlefish
Jan. 14th, 2006 10:05 am (UTC)
You just keep proving how amazing you are, you know that?
meowgurlgv
Jan. 14th, 2006 02:58 pm (UTC)
nah im just perceptive........
and had too many people tell me 'you can't you can't you can't' and did it anyway at very early alges.
kimberlychapman
Jan. 14th, 2006 09:59 am (UTC)
Yeah, that's pretty much the stuff that occurred to me about 6-7 years ago, when I finally decided that like it or lump it, it was up to me to make the life I wanted regardless of what other people thought. And in general, people don't like you doing that, because it threatens the status quo.

F'rinstance, people still stuck in abusive relationships with their parents just whine and whine but then tell me how wrong I am to have cut my abusive parents out. They tell me I'll regret it, that it's morally wrong, etc. etc. You know what? Fuck 'em. My only regret is that I don't have a family of my own...not that I miss the ones who still threatened me with physical violence for daring to disagree with them.

But it's hard. Most people would rather languish in familiar shit than dare to come out of the muck and see what else could be. And you can't ever advise, push, or goad someone into coming out...they've got to want it bad enough to do it themselves.
teal_cuttlefish
Jan. 14th, 2006 10:07 am (UTC)
Most people would rather languish in familiar shit than dare to come out of the muck and see what else could be. And you can't ever advise, push, or goad someone into coming out...they've got to want it bad enough to do it themselves.

Yep. It's what we're trying to teach our 11 year old right now. She's slowly, grudgingly, starting to get it. She's also in a class with this person's mother where the topic will come up too, and it comes up in Karate, so she's being bombarded from all sides at an early age.
roseyniswitrin
Jan. 24th, 2006 07:29 pm (UTC)
I just wanted you to know that you have THE BEST ICON EVER!!! I saw it on someone else's journal, but I didn't feel right posting about it there. I hope you don't mind me swooping in here to tell you so! :-)
teal_cuttlefish
Jan. 24th, 2006 11:33 pm (UTC)
Thank you. I wish I had attribution, but I don't; however, I will freely share it as it is so appropriate these days.
roseyniswitrin
Jan. 24th, 2006 11:54 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I'll take it and use it well! :-)
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