“The companion of agency is always accountability .”
The ability to make choices is such a gift. The freedom to do what we want, when we want, how we want.
But with that freedom and agency comes accountability.
And that is hard to take sometimes.
I see my kids begging for the freedom, which we try to give them. But then they are turning around and having to deal with the accountability, which is not always so fun.
It helps to think ahead about the accountability that is tied to that particular act of agency. But sometimes thinking ahead is even just a little too hard….