Living Is A Responsibility

This is a concept obscure to many individuals today. Everyday, we are always thankful to be alive and in good health that we have a duty to perform to humanity being alive. The sooner we understand this, the less wastage to be incurred in the course of living. According to Susan Heathfield “You are totally responsible for your life. This is the foundational principle you must embrace if you plan for happiness and success in your life and work”.
Therefore, being alive means we have a duty to ourselves and to others around us to be responsible all round. It doesn’t give you the opportunity to be indifferent or carefree with no purpose. It means the space you occupy must be filled with activities which have a positive impact to others. Your space or corner around you should not just be occupied but productive.
People today are yet to understand that their life is a responsibility, that they don’t exist in isolation. That their goals, objectives, actions and inactions affect others around them. They are yet to grasp that their inactivity is bound to drag others especially family behind and that making unnecessary excuses for failure only worsen the situation thereby impeding both themselves and others for making progress. 
 This attitude is unsettling and damaging especially in relationships where he/she feels a sense of entitlement and therefore slacks and become lazy in his/her duty. This breeds regret and disrespect because the moment one becomes an “overbearing” burden with an illogical sense of entitlement, there is bound to be disagreement.
The call to being aware that our lives carries a huge responsibility is not a marketing one, but a healthy one. People who take complete responsibility of their lives experience happiness and peace of mind. The fact that your life is a productive and you are not a burden to others makes one to have a healthy dose of self confidence and self esteem. The realization that your actions and decisions do not impede others’ progress makes you a blessing.
One understands the responsibility of his existence on earth when he becomes cautious of his actions. When he understands that he is responsible for his decisions and does not blame others, when he does not make excuses for his failures, when he does not become a burden and lastly when he does not give up.
Someone who is aware of this and makes it his lifestyle will be model worthy of emulation. This is a healthy call. When you understand the responsibility of living, you will learn to appreciate life itself. it is that simple to recall and satisfying when acted upon. 

Jilams Odigwe is an enthusiastic writer who borders the line between a realist and optimist. His love for art is fluid, which makes Bon vivant of some sort...

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