#1363 - Agency
Your agency is your ability to take action or to choose what action to take to fulfil your potential.
Is this agency, this power given from the outside - other people, the system, the situation - or sourced from the inside?
I guess it is one of those cases in which what you believe to be true is such for you.
Observing reality, the one around me and the bigger one I can follow through media, I feel many have given up their agency.
We do that whenever we point fingers, blame and expect someone else to sort out things for us so we can finally have what we deserve.
Nobody asks to be dealt a bad hand in life.
Yet, it happens.
And when it happens, complaining or expecting someone to change the cards won't help much. Claiming your agency means regaining the power to choose your action. You may decide to stay and play, walk away from the table, or even turn the table upside down. But it's your choice.
If you are in a situation you don't like, how can you claim and use your agency?
Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms—to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way. — Viktor E Frankl