Agency – Q – Who are you more likely to stand up for? Yourself or Someone in your charge?
How many people actually consider the boundaries of their agency beyond day to day relationships?
Have you asked yourself these questions?:
Under what terms will you stand up for self and/or others? Do you have to be fairly calm or is it more likely to happen when you think there’s a threat to you or that person?
Do you need their permission? Or will you intervene if it’s a stranger? A child or an adult?
What about general principles? Will you protest when the cause is just, but it doesn’t necessarily affect you? Or does it have to be personal to get you to act?
Would you be willing to go to jail to be heard?
Would you consider violence to be appropriate to protect yourself or someone else? A child or an adult?
Would you become a priest, police officer, a soldier or a politician to protect the rights of yourself or others?
Would you leave your family, your marriage/relationship to stand behind yourself or someone else?
How easily influenced are you by others? Will you be the first into the fight if something is important to you?