Take The Change The World Challenge
It’s time to Change the World that today’s kids, teens and young adults are going to live in.
Here’s how we do it . . .
- Remind teens and young adults that this is THEIR country; this is THEIR world and they are responsible for it’s well-being;
- Remind teens and young adults that their parents and adults in their lives (and EON for that matter) stand ready to provide guidance in figuring out how to make THEIR country and THEIR world a better place;
- Remember that teens and young adults DON’T want to be told what to do. They want to be allowed the opportunity to figure things out for themselves.
That’s why EON is hereby issuing the “Change The World Challenge” to all teenagers and young adults in America (and the world).
The challenge comes in 2 parts:
- Reading the Declaration of Personal Response-Ability as found below; and
- Agreeing to sign off on the Declaration of Personal Response-Ability and pledging to live their lives in accordance with it’s principles.
If you are overweight or obese, no one else is responsible for your situation. If you know someone who is overweight or obese, no one else is responsible for their situation.
No one else is responsible for your health, be it good or be it bad.
No one . . . Not even your parents or the adults in your life . . .
Your parents and the adults in your life may contribute to the situation and may empower you to make poor choices, but it is still you who is making those poor choices, NOT your parents.
If the situation is going to be corrected, it is NOT going to be because your parents and the adults in your life took the appropriate actions for you.
It is going to be because YOU took the appropriate actions.
Your parents and the adults in your life may encourage your taking the appropriate actions and they may create an environment that encourages you to take those appropriate actions, but if the situation is going to correct itself it will be because YOU took the appropriate actions, not anyone else.
So, What Is Responsibility?
Different people will have different definitions of responsibility. We here at EON like to define responsibility in the simplest way possible.
Responsibility is the Ability to Be Responsible
We ALL have the ABILITY to be RESPONSIBLE.
The problem is that all too often we fail to exercise that ability. In fact, we live in a society that, all too often, encourages us to do the exact opposite.
That may sound harsh, but it’s the truth and it’s time to STOP DENYING THE TRUTH.
Furthermore, your parents and the adults in your life need to foster an environment that allows you, as teenagers, the opportunity to develop the ABILITY to be RESPONSIBLE.
You’ve no doubt heard of the United States Declaration of Independence? Well, it’s time for all of us to make a new declaration.
The Declaration of Personal Response-Ability
When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for a people to dissolve the artificially created misconceptions that have served to prey upon them, and to assume among the powers of the universe, a level of personal response-ability demanded of them by the Laws of Nature, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to take said action.
We hold this truth to be self-evident, that all persons are henceforth response-able for the consequences of their own actions and inactions, that they are endowed with certain unalienable response-abilities, that among these are response-ability for their own life; their own health; their own liberty; their own financial well-being; and their own happiness.
That to secure these rights, persons must no longer blame anyone else for the problems in their lives.
In fact, they need blame no one, not even themselves.
Blame is irrelevant.
Correcting the situation is the only thing that is relevant.
Are you ready to assume personal responsibility for your life and your health?
If you are, I want you to:
Click on this link to a PDF of the Declaration of Personal Response-Ability.
(you may need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view the file, but I trust you know how to handle that)
I want you to:
- Print out a copy of the Declaration;
- Print your name at the bottom in the space provided; and
- Sign it and date it; and
- Put it in a place where you can see it every day (such as taping it to your bedroom mirror or wherever you choose).
If you think your parents or any of the adults in your life and willing and ready to sign this Declaration, then I encourage you to give them a copy and ask them to do the same.
This is our challenge to you.
This is the “Change The World Challenge”
If we can get millions of Americans and millions of citizens around the world to take this Declaration and pledge to live by its principles, the world will indeed be changed, for the better !!!
It is time for you to use the incredible power within you to create something wonderful.
It is time for you to “Change The World”.