- Towards more autonomy
In a society centered on individuals, it is a challenge to become
an autonomous and responsible man or woman.
Left alone, we have to obtain our own independence and to find
our own way. We have to make our own choices that give meaning
to our life.
It is a progress but what a difficult undertaking!
This means to be able to think for oneself and to live according
to our convictions.
To accomplish this, we must be liberated from oppressive or
authoritarian systems, whatever the economic, politic or religious
We have to free ourselves from general accepted ideas or behaviors.
To be an authentic person and not behaving like the others expect
us to do, we have to get free from imposed models and programmed
As an individual we are strongly challenged!
How to face a changing world? That was previously well established
is now being questioned. That were given facts now become things
to accomplish. Where can we find our bearings when most established
bodies have lost any credit?
It is tempting to let other people conduct our life or, in extreme
cases, to commit suicide.
But adversity can help us to discover a more intimate world,
to look beyond the façade to reach a deeper understanding.
To achieve such a goal we have to meet a person, man or woman,
who is well with himself and not superficial. A person who has
good reasons to live. It is invaluable. Only autonomous people
can lead us towards autonomy and responsibility.