Responsibility a detachable burden easily shifted to

Responsibility:  A detachable burden easily shifted to the shoulders of God, Fate, Fortune, Luck or one’s neighbor.  In the days of astrology it was customary to unload it upon a star.  ~Ambrose Bierce, The Devil’s Dictionary, 1911LCD

Why do children want to grow up

Why do children want to grow up?  Because they experience their lives as constrained by immaturity and perceive adulthood as a condition of greater freedom and opportunity.  But what is there today, in America, that very poor and very rich adolescents want to do but cannot do?  Not much:  they can "do" drugs, "have" sex, "make" babies, and "get" money (from their parents, crime, or the State).  For such adolescents, adulthood becomes synonymous with responsibility rather than liberty.  Is it any surprise that they remain adolescents?  ~Thomas Szasz

For me the diamond dawns are set

For me the diamond dawns are set
In rings of beauty,
And all my ways are dewy wet
With pleasant duty.
~John Townsend Trowbridge

No man was ever endowed with a

No man was ever endowed with a right without being at the same time saddled with a responsibility.  ~Gerald W. JohnsonCUL

Whether or not you have children yourself

Whether or not you have children yourself, you are a parent to the next generation.  If we can only stop thinking of children as individual property and think of them as the next generation, then we can realize we all have a role to play.  ~Charlotte Davis Kasl, Finding Joy, 1994ch71 FW

The thorns which i have reapd are

The thorns which I have reap’d are of the tree
I planted; they have torn me, and I bleed.
I should have known what fruit would spring from such a seed.
~George Gordon, Lord Byron, Childe Harold’s PilgrimageBMC

Ou are not responsible for the programming

ou are not responsible for the programming you picked up in childhood.  However, as an adult, you are one hundred percent responsible for fixing it.  ~Ken Keyes, Jr.

We all participate in weaving the social

We all participate in weaving the social fabric; we should therefore all participate in patching the fabric when it develops holes – mismatches between old expectations and current realities.  ~Anne C. Weisberg, Everything a Working Mother Needs to Know, 1994ch3 FW

The best years of your life are

The best years of your life are the ones in which you decide your problems are your own.  You do not blame them on your mother, the ecology, or the president.  You realize that you control your own destiny.  ~Albert Ellis

The great thought the concern anxiety of

The great thought, the great concern, the great anxiety of men is to restrict, as much as possible, the limits of their own responsibility.  ~Giosué BorsiCUL