-- 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.
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This quote about responsibility and growing up shows teens and young adults a new perspective about avoiding risky behaviors and making healthy decisions. As teens get more freedom, they have more opportunities to follow impulses and take greater risks. It can be tempting to live in the moment. This quote about responsibility and the link between actions and consequences helps remind them that they are making choices that will help or hinder them in reaching their goals.
Good choices have good consequences. Bad choices and bad consequences. Sure teens can choose the risky activity, but then they get to feel the negative consequences of their actions. Bad decisions can limit their ability to reach their goals and bad choices can have a negative impact on trust relationships with the adults in their life-- which should mean a loss of the freedom they cherish. What teen wants parents to feel like they can't trust them? Or likes parents to feel they need to check up on them? Or to have their freedom limited because they haven't proven themselves able to handle the responsibility?
On the other hand, establishing a reputation as someone who makes healthy decisions encourages parents, teachers, even employers to offer more freedom and opportunity. Persevering through challenges and being responsible enough to make healthy decisions has a huge benefit to the one making the good choices. This quote reminds teens they aren’t controlling their behavior for others, they are making healthy choices for their own goals, freedom, and well being.
High School Health Class / Social Emotional Development topics:
Age Group: High school, young adult.
Age Group: High school, young adult
Download an activity that helps students see that making good choices helps them reach goals, have better relationships, improve self esteem.
Download a printable coloring page for a mindfulness activity with this quote.
Help students see the connection between between being responsible and feeling good in the long run with this printable worksheet activity.
In this printable activity, students write a movie scene that shows how choices impact both the decision maker and the people around them.