From the April 1984 magazine.

A Do-it-yourself Program

We grow only when we take the responsibility for our own decisions

I WAS SITTING in my car, talking to a pigeon, after a meeting. He said, "I'd like to have you make these decisions for me, but that wouldn't be right."

I encouraged his line of thought. "Yes," I said, "that would be the 'easier, softer way.' But it would be bad for us both. For you, it would be continuing to avoid accepting the responsibility for your own life. And for me, it would be a golden opportunity to start writing scripts again--you know, directing the lights and the ballet, and then getting frustrated when the actors fail to play their parts."

-- Anonymous

Illinois

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