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Who Will Stop Me?

Sins Of Omission Or Commission?

Take control of your own life. If you want to do something, don’t wait to ask permission, do it and apologize afterwards if necessary. Provided it’s legal, ethical and moral, take responsibility for your own acts and decisions and take action. Of course, you suffer any consequences too but that’s what it means to be in control of your own life.


A sin of omission, means leaving something out, not doing it. If that’s because you didn’t “get permission”, ask yourself, who needs to give you permission? Does anyone? You’re an adult now, you don’t need to ask permission in many circumstances.

A sin of commission, is doing something that you didn’t gain permission to do. OK, in some circumstances that is wrong, you may have done something illegal, immoral or unethical but many sins of commission can be useful. While you did not get permission, you probably did not need it. And as an adult, you weighed up the risks and benefits and decided for yourself that one outweighed the other and that you were prepared for the consequences if anything went wrong.