To put the world right in order, we must first put the nation in order;
to put the nation in order, we must first put the family in order;
to put the family in order, we must first cultivate our personal life;
we must first set our hearts right.
Knowing is not enough;
We must apply.
Willing is not enough;
We must do.
The future depends on what we do in the present.
As with “being inclusive”, being responsible also helps us answer the question: What must I do?
Being responsible means that we act out of what has been called “enlightened self-interest” – where we see that “our self” is intimately connected to all life on the planet, and we understand that our actions today reverberate throughout all time.
With that as our context, we are compelled to act for the long-term benefit of all. Indeed, we can do no other.
A visual meditation on what it means to be responsible from a personal perspective.
A video on what it means to be responsible from an evolutionary perspective.