July 2019: Freedom & Responsibility

“Which do you want? Freedom is the ability to set your schedule, to decide on the work you do, to make decisions.
Responsibility is being held accountable for your actions. It might involve figuring out how to get paid for your work, owning your mistakes or having others count on you.

Freedom without responsibility is certainly tempting, but there are few people who will give you that gig….

Responsibility without freedom is stressful. There are plenty of jobs in this line of work, just as there are countless jobs where you have neither freedom nor responsibility. These are good jobs to walk away from.
When in doubt, when you’re stuck, when you’re seeking more freedom, the surest long-term route is to take more responsibility. Freedom and
responsibility aren’t given, they’re taken.”

Seth Godin


“…..I’ve found myself reflecting on the “Four Freedoms” so eloquently outlined by President Franklin Roosevelt in 1941. Addressing Congress as war raged around the world, President Roosevelt made a point of laying out the essential freedoms he be-lieved every person should enjoy: Freedom of speech. Freedom of belief. Freedom from want. And freedom from fear.

Our freedom—as individuals and collectively—is derived from our responsibility to one other:
…[with] freedom from want comes our responsibility to serve.
…freedom of speech comes with the responsibility to listen.
…freedom of belief means we have a responsibility to accept each other, with empathy.
…freedom from fear gives us the responsibility to act.”

Darren Walker


Join us this month as we explore “Freedom & Responsibility

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