Is Darth Vader In Us All?

Responsibilityby James Greenshields

We don’t fear freedom, we fear the responsibility that comes with it.

I once heard this and upon the realisation of it’s meaning, my life changed.

So then this evening I find myself talking to both my daughters about their choice of behaviour. Excited about being at Granny’s place they have been bouncing around and disrespecting each other in a power grab. Continually playing into each others hands and in the process becoming annoyed with each other.

Then I heard it …

“I didn’t make her feel that way, she chose to”.

My skin crawled.

Taken literally, this statement is fact. We cannot make anyone feel a certain way. They must choose based on their perception about the situation and generally a decision they make about themselves. A truly powerful