The lure of irresponsibility

Loyal. Dependable. Reliable. Responsible.

These are the cornerstones of who I see myself as, although I’m unsure if they are descriptive or prescriptive. Regardless they are key components of my life and heavily influence my interactions professionally and personally. And frankly I’m a little sick of them. Some part of me wants to be less responsible, less in control, less dependable.

What does that mean? I have no idea, I’ve never been there before. Do I need to hang out with people who are less responsible to emulate what I think I want? Do I hang out with people who are more responsible to allow me to temporarily relinquish responsibility to them? Are the two mutually exclusive?

I feel like I’ve been responsible all my life. I think I want to be less so, I’m just not sure why or how.

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I'm Casey Peel, a software validation manager with Spaceflight Industries in Seattle, WA. Space, the final frontier! I volunteer as a developer and system administrator at Distributed Proofreaders, the largest contributor of public domain ebooks to Project Gutenberg.

One thought on “The lure of irresponsibility”

  1. Interesting. I know I’m quite a bit less responsible than you.. And somehow I want to help you with this pursuit.. How I’m not sure… this is a bit of an interesting challenge to think about.

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