This 4th of July I couldn’t help but think of Viktor Frankl’s idea of a “State of Responsibility” on the West Coast and this daily attitude email from a few years ago.
Freedom is nothing but a chance to be better. – Albert Camus
In “Man’s Search for Meaning” Viktor Frankl has the idea that the Statue of Liberty (representing freedom) should have a twin on the West Coast – a statue of responsibility.
Freedom is not only a chance to be better, it is an offering to accept the responsibility inherent in making the most of our freedom.
Today is Veteran’s Day. A day to remember who paid for our freedoms.
I’ve read quite a few books from members of our military over the last few years.
Each time I am inspired to make the most of the freedom they have bought for me.
Even the most heroic and well-meaning soldiers from the stories seem to struggle with coming back and realizing that so many have chosen to squander their great gifts.
Our biggest tribute to the armed forces is a life well lived.
A life spent enjoying the responsibilities of the freedom so dearly bought for us.
Make the most of your chance to be better.
Embrace the responsibility of making the most of your freedom.
Make it a great day.