-- Truth Be Told Quotes
One of the best parts of becoming a young adult is the freedom to
stretch your wings. But one of the hardest things about becoming
a young adult is that your freedom requires responsibility. If you
want to soar, it’s up to you to look after yourself and to make
choices that will keep you on your path.
So, when it gets hard to keep doing the responsible thing, remember why you’re doing it—for your own quality of life and your goals. You are the boss of you and you’re starting to set your own course.
Oh and by the way, the more you establish a reputation for being trustworthy, the more freedom you’ll have to explore. And nothing feels quite like reaching a new waypoint on your journey knowing you earned it yourself.
Bring this quote into your classroom with a lesson guide and activities that are ready to use.
This quote about responsibility and growing up reminds teens about the need for self control as they gain more freedom.
Teens have more and more freedom to choose how they live their lives. They can choose what they do and who they do it with. They can choose whether they do their work, pay their bills, and whether or not they make healthy choices. More and more the only person able to hold them accountable, is themselves.
While that freedom is exciting, it also means teens have more opportunity to impact their future, for the good and the bad. They can make good choices and feel the positive consequences. And they can make bad choices and suffer the negative consequences. It’s up to them what type of experience they want to have. They are in control of their own outcomes.
Bad choices can have a negative impact on trust relationships with the adults in their lives-- which should mean a loss of the freedom they cherish. On the other hand, establishing a reputation as someone who makes healthy decisions encourages parents, teachers, even employers to offer more freedom and opportunity.
Being responsible enough to make healthy decisions is in a teen’s own self-interest since they are creating their own consequences. This quote reminds teens they aren’t making a healthy choice because they're afraid to get caught making a bad one, or so their mom won't be mad. The time has come to make healthy choices for their own goals, freedom, and well-being.
Questions to prompt discussion, journaling, essays for high school health class and social emotional development lessons:
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