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A Dare to Dream Responsibly

You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.

Abraham Lincoln

Philosophical Musings

Looking at my educational degrees, I realized something was missing. My first degree spoke about rights, privileges, and responsibilities. However, as I stare at my doctorate, that last snippet of verbiage is sadly missing. Why?

Would you want to go to a heart surgeon that assumes no responsibility? Why not? This bit of logic sounds straightforward to me. Yes, they get the privileges of the profession they choose. They even deserve the rights that come with their educational advancement. But, as a consumer and practitioner of service-based industries, I would be uncertain about going to anyone who does not assume responsibility for their behaviors and actions. So what gives, and why do my highest degrees lack that foundational tenet for which rights and privileges materialize?

It could be an oversight. But as I stare into the depths of the unconscious sea of modern media and its social component, that place where the popularity of the heart or thumb can make wrong concepts seem right through virality, I cannot help but think, has responsibility somehow escaped us?

Individual rights always uphold the responsibility we assume. That is why I was intrigued to understand why the most advanced degrees one can attain lack such a foundational component for what one assumes when one takes on the rights associated with a profession.

Ultimately, I will leave us to ponder Mr. Lincoln’s quote. We cannot put off tomorrow what we should do today. That is the basic tenet of responsibility. But are we willing to assume the role of doing versus evading through rhetoric? I wonder?

Thank you for stopping by, and may blessings find you on your journey to advance responsibly in the direction of your dreams.

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