Your 5 Major Responsibilities As A Human Being

Your 5 Major Responsibilities As A Human Being

Like it or not, you're a human being, and as a person you have certain responsibilities to uphold.
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If you’re reading this: congratulations! You’re a human being (most likely). As a human being, you have a certain power about you whether you recognize it or not. Your existence on this earth has altered it somehow; every person you’ve ever come in contact with, every place you have ever visited, every space you have every occupied, was changed because you were there for the better or for worse.

That’s a lot of power, and in the words of Uncle Ben to Peter Parker, “With great power comes great responsibility.”

I know you didn’t ask for this power; no one asked if you wanted to be a human being just like no one asked Peter Parker if he wanted to be Spider-Man. He was bitten and you were born, and now you both have a choice. Will you use your powers for good or for evil?

You may be saying, “I didn’t even know I had this power, how do I use it for good?” Well, have no fear, young hero. I’m here to help. Here are the five major responsibilities you have as a human being.

You are responsible for your fellow human beings’ physical safety. Now, I’m going to need you to stay with me on this and listen to what I’m saying. You are responsible to the people around you for their safety as much as it is in your power. You cannot always keep everyone safe because you do not actually have superpowers, but that does not mean you get to idly sit by and do nothing. There is literally a law about helping someone when they are in trouble. It’s called “the Good Samaritan Law”. If you see someone in trouble and you do not help, not only are you breaking the law, but you are being a bad person. You are not using your powers for good. Help others.
You are responsible for your fellow human beings’ mental/emotional safety. I’ve recently received the rude awakening that bullying does not end when you walk across the stage at high school graduation. Adults are just as mean as children and sometimes even more so. You still do not get to ignore it. You are responsible for swinging in on your web and saving the day. It is your job to stand up for those who cannot stand up for themselves. It is your responsibility to make sure your fellow man, woman, and child is happy and healthy to the best of your ability. Remember, you have these powers whether you like it or not. “But why?” you may ask. I know it seems like a large undertaking but as your superhero mentor, I assure you that it will be worth it. Think about it: the happier and healthier everyone around you is, the happier and healthier you will be.
You are responsible for making sure all human beings are treated equally.You are still Spider-Man and it is your job to make sure all the Aqua-Mans and Boy Wonders of the world feel just as special and just as important as the Supermans and the Batmans of the world. “But I didn’t sign-up for this!” you exclaim. But you were born into this world and you are living now which means you have these powers. In this day and age, we as a society, as a race of beings, cannot afford for even one person to forsake their responsibilities. We all have to look out for one another, and the more people who step-up and take care of one another, the better our race as a whole will be.

You are responsible to your home planet.In this scenario, you are still Spider-Man. Earth is your home planet. You only get one. You do not get to pull a Super-Man and find a new planet if this one gets wrecked. You do get to fight tooth and nail to keep your home planet happy and healthy, though. You can do this by recycling, conserving energy, gardening, planting trees, supporting local parks, etc. “I’d rather fly or have laser vision,” you grumble. Yes, well, tell that to Superman, who lost his home planet. See how he feels about you wasting the only home you have. You have to take care of your living space if you want to keep on living.

You are responsible for being proud of your super powers.You are still Spider-Man, but in your case there is no Peter Parker. You are a hero all the time, you don’t get to take off your mask and cape and stop being a hero. When Peter Parker takes off the suit, he’s still Spider-Man. Even if you ignore all of these responsibilities and pretend you’re just drifting through life powerless to the things around you, you’ll still be affecting the people around you.

To change movie franchises, in the words of Master Yoda, “Do or do not. There is no try.”

Having the potential to do good and not doing it, is doing evil. If you ignore the people around you, ignore your planet, and view yourself as a victim rather than a hero, your actions won’t benefit anyone. What’s the point of being a human being if you only worry about yourself all the time? Like it or not, we’re all on this planet together. We’re all fighting the same battles and we’re all on the same path of life no matter how different we all may seem. The best way to get through this life is by working together. You have to do your part. The work won’t get done unless you step-up and do it yourself. You’re a superhero in your own way. It’s your job to save the day every day and take care of the people around you. The harder you work to make this life worth living for everyone, the better this life will be.

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To the guy that shot my brother,

On January 9, 2019 my families entire life changed with one phone call. The phone call that my little brother had been shot in the face, no other details. We didn't need any other details. The woman on the phone who called us in full panic told us where he was so we went, as soon as possible. I don't think it helped that not even 10 min prior I talked to Zach on the phone.. kind of irritated with him, and the ONE TIME I didn't say 'I love you' as we hung up. Could've been the last time we ever spoke.. I remember pulling up to the hospital thinking 'this can't be real' 'it's not our Zach' 'this is just a dream Sarah, WAKE UP' I'd close my eyes really tight just to open them, I was still in the hospital emergency parking lot. I could still hear the ambulance sirens coming. It was all real.

The day our life's changed was definitely a test of faith. A test of how strong we were, as a family. I sat in that waiting room ready to see the damage that has been done to my sweet baby brother. Because at that point we had no idea how lucky he got. That glimpse of seeing Zach will haunt me forever. How helpless I felt in that exact moment frequently wakes me up from these horrific dreams I've been having ever since that day. That is a moment burned into my me and families brain forever.

You always hear about these things in the movies or on the news, a house being shot up, someone shooting another innocent person, not to care if they died on your watch. But we found ourselves on the news.. We have been confined to the hospital since that day. Running on barely any sleep, taking shifts of sleep so we don't make ourselves sick taking care of Zach. Watching him suffer. Undergoing surgeries, to repair the damage you did.

Before I proceed let me tell you a little something about the man you shot.

Zachary Keith Wright. A blonde hair blue eyed boy. Who could potentially be the most annoying human on the planet (possibly coming from his sister). A man who loves his God first, loves his family second. Perfect by no means, but almost perfect to me. A 19 year old who was to graduate high school this month. After graduation he was prepping to leave for Marine boot camp in the summer.. being in the military has been Zach's dream since he could talk. Literally. Running around, playing war with underwear on our heads, and finger guns. Some would say we looked like natural born assassins.. growing up he has been a country boy. Let me tell ya country to the core. He loves this country like he loves his family. He believes in helping people, taking charge in what's right, and never leaving a brother behind. He's lived by that his whole life. Until now....

The day you shot him. The day not only did you change my brothers life, you changed his families life too. The day you almost ripped my brother out of this world... for what? A misunderstanding? Because you've let something take ahold of your life that you can't let go you're willing to kill someone innocent over? Luckily for him, his guardian angels were protecting him in your time of cowardice. There were 3 times that day he should've died, the time you shot him, the time you tried to shoot him again as he stared you directly in the face, (even tho he couldn't talk I know you could read his eyes, and he still intimidated you. That's why you tried to pull the trigger again) and the time he was running out of the house. But he lived. A man who was shot in the face, didn't lay there helpless, didn't scream in agony. That MAN walked to the neighbors to get help. Why? Because he's a MAN, and because he's on this earth for a reason.

It's gonna sound a little strange not only to you, but the audience who is reading this. I must say thank you. Even in this situation, this was the best outcome we could get. He gets to live. He will make a full recovery. He will graduate. And he will go off into the Marines. You united my family together. Closer than ever. Thank you. You tested our faith and brought us closer to our God. Thank you. Because of your moment of weakness, you showed us what prayer could do. Heal anything. Thank you. This was a bump in the road, and a helluva way to kick off our year of 2019. But here we are.. all laying in the hospital. I'm looking around as mom is sleeping in her recliner chair exhasted but still here, Zach his awake playing his xbox all hooked up to machines, fighting to heal and get better. And of course I'm writing this letter to you.

See you in trial,

From the girl whose brother you shot.

'Fight the good fight' - 1 Tim 6:12 🤟🏼💙

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