Wednesday, May 2, 2012

I Do Not Choose to be a Common Man

Last night at Financial Peace University, the lesson was on working in your strengths.  Part of the workbook had the following essay by Dean Alfange.  I think it expresses my heart very well right about now.   It can be found at Dave Ramsey.

~ I do not choose to be a common man. It is my right to be uncommon— if I can. I seek opportunity not security. I do not wish to be a kept citizen, humbled and dulled by having the state look after me.

I want to take the calculated risk; to dream and to build, to fail and to succeed. I refuse to barter incentive for a dole. I prefer the challenges of life to the guaranteed existence; the thrill of fulfillment to the stale calm of utopia.

I will not trade freedom for beneficence nor my dignity for a handout. I will never cower before any master nor bend to any threat.

It is my heritage to stand erect, proud and unafraid; to think and act for myself, enjoy the benefit of my creations and to face the world boldly and say, "This I have done." ~

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