Heroic Moment: Who Will Know... ?

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Who will know...

Who will know if you bike on the sidewalk, jaywalk, or push through a red light?

Who will know if you don't cite a couple of paragraphs for your research paper?

Who will know if you play Words With Friends, instead of being fully present?

Who will know if you see your friend leave the party alone, but don't offer to see her safely home?

Who will know if you watch a friend pass out on the couch, but decide it isn't your job to babysit?

Who will know if you cheat on your girlfriend or boyfriend?

Who will know if you glance at a friend's exam, just for one answer?

Who will know if you don't tell anybody what really happened last night?

Who will know if you let a friend have a couple more drinks, even though you know he is losing control?

Who will know if you see a friend make an abusive or mean-spirited comment on somebody else's Facebook wall, but decide to let it go?

Who will know if you watch the Things People Say videos on YouTube, because you think it doesn't really hurt anyone?

Who will know if you had the opportunity to do more with your life, with your skills, with your time?

Who will know you had the chance to act on your values, but chose not to be inconvenienced, to be interrupted, to go out of your way, to speak up, or to stand out?

Who will know you had the opportunity to live an extraordinary life, but chose to be ordinary, to fit in, to go along with the crowd?

In our world, it is easier to focus on what we can get away with, rather than who or what we can give ourselves for.

So, who will know?

You will.