I DO NOT CHOOSE TO BE A COMMON MAN

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, with God's help, I have done.
 

A message I feel strongly we should all live by.

William P. Eason



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