A new life begins in its own unique way. Celebrations ensue, and congratulations are heartily extended. The obligations we have are paramount. So too are the commitments to which we hold ourselves accountable.
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We have an obligation to provide a safe and nurturing environment.
We have an obligation to encourage intellectual development and free-thinking. A new life suffers and is restricted when subjected to regimented thought and dogma.
We have an obligation to limit our personal impact on climate change so there is a sustainable future for youth to experience. Holding our governments accountable for effective climate change policies is part of our commitment.
We have an obligation to promote the acceptance of others. A new life is not born with hatred, racism and bigotry. Those things are learned from others.
We have an obligation to allow each new life to pursue its own journey. It should not be burdened with expectations thrust upon it by others. A new life is created by others, but it is not owned by them.
We have an obligation to encourage a new life to blossom through its individuality and unique spirit. Promoting group involvement makes a new life susceptible to peer pressure, and the limitations it creates.
We have an obligation to help a new life recognize the pointlessness of competition and comparisons with others. When a new life learns to compete with its own best self… it will flourish.
We have an obligation to help each new life understand that its potential is limitless. “Yes I can!” are more than three, simple words. They are a mantra for a life full of self-confidence, growth and personal accomplishment.
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