There is only one me. There is only one you.
The words I say, the words I write belong to me; as do my desires, ambitions and talents, as do my shortcomings and frustrations. Your words, desires, ambitions, talents, shortcomings and frustrations, belong to you.
What I do in life; where I go; what I accomplish or fail to accomplish rests on my shoulders, and my shoulders alone. What you do; where you go; what you accomplish or fail to accomplish rests on no other shoulders than yours.
I have the ability to make things better or make them worse; only I am responsible for the choices I make. You can soar with your dreams or bow to the beckoning of evil; only you are responsible for the choices you make.
When the identity of my body flickers and the last ember dies, I must answer only to myself. And when your lifetime is over, you must answer to none other than you.
(YouthMUSE thanks guest blogger Carlynn McCormick for this beautiful prose and potent reminder)
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