I do not choose to be a common person.
It is my right to be uncommon—if I can.
I seek opportunity—not security.
I do not wish to be a kept citizen, humbled and dulled by having the state look after me.
I want to take the calculated risk, to dream and to build, to fail and to succeed.
I refuse to barter incentive for a dole;
I prefer the challenges of life to the guaranteed existence; the thrill of fulfillment to the stale calm of Utopia.
I will not trade my freedom for beneficence,nor my dignity for a handout.
I will never cower before any master,nor bend to any threat.
It is my heritage to stand erect, proud, and unafraid; to enjoy the benefit of my creations; and to face the world boldly ,and say:
“This, with God’s help, I have done.”