Freedom and Responsibility
With freedom, comes responsibility–the responsibility to exercise the power that your freedom brings you in a way that makes you worthy of your autonomy and demonstrates the value you place on having liberty.
Coaches, each time you have a group of children who you are instructing you have the freedom to create a lesson that matches the goals you have for the group. You also have the responsibility to create a lesson that builds your athletes in a healthy manner, both physically and psychologically.
Gymnasts each time you are given autonomy to monitor your own conditioning or complete you assignment without a coach standing over you, you have the opportunity to show that you are trustworthy by doing what was asked of you.
Freedom may mean the right to so as one pleases, but there is two very important caveats: your freedom does not give you the right to impinge on the freedom of others and you are still responsible for the consequences of the choices of your independence.
Something to think about as we celebrate the freedom of our great country today.
Happy 4th of July!