Thursday, April 22, 2010

The Personal Strength of Responsibility: Buckle Up

Whenever I get in the car, if I don't move fast enough, my wife always says, "Would you like to buckle your seat belt?" 

Honestly, I've been buckling up for decades now. I've done this so many times that it's an ingrained life habit. I do it without thinking about it, without even knowing I've done it.

We've come a long way. I remember a time when I didn't. When I was a kid, our family car didn't even have seat belts. My first car had a seat belt, but not a shoulder strap. Some of my friends and family who already have children weren't born yet when a national campaign started to encourage this commonsense safety practice. The campaign continues.

This is a powerful video. It illustrates why we do it.

We do it to be responsible for our lives, and for the lives of the people we care about.

The in-your-face truth: whenever you don't buckle up, you're neglecting this important responsibility.

Post by Dennis E. Coates, Ph.D., Copyright 2010. Building Personal Strength .

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