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Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Human Responsibility

1. The state or fact of having a duty to deal with something.
2. The state or fact of being accountable or to blame for something.
1. Human, humane may refer to that which is, or should be, characteristic of human beings.
 A humane person is benevolent in treating fellow humans or helpless animals.
Are we as humans responsible for our choices?  Do our choices matter?  Those of us who are adults, are we responsible for the kinds of families and communities we pass on to future generations? 
If we are, what kinds of values are we passing on by our actions as parents, educators, and community participants?
What kind of legacy are we leaving by the moral and economic choices we make today?
Are the nation and world safer as a result of the choices we have made?
Children need positive and authentic adult role models as well as voices challenging our cultural addictions to power, money, celebrity, violence, drugs, and materialism.
Children need positive and authentic adult role models to learn how to be humane.
In a humane family would it be possible to abuse a dog or cat?
In a humane family would it be possible to casually allow ones pet to have puppies/kittens knowing that millions of 'pets' are euthanized each year?
May my human family take responsibility and make the sacrifices needed that children and non humans are valued and safe.

1 comment:

  1. Well said Benny/Patti. Being humane is being compassionate. Had a teleclass yesterday with my Reiki teacher who is in Australia (gotta love this internet thing) and the class was on Compassion. Ah, but compassion without strings attached. Not so easy.
    So being a humane person without strings attached is not so easy either. "I will be kind to this being because I like them" does not work. Unconditional is the key. Still working on it every day. Oh, to be more like you Benny.