So Much Depends
Are we free to act as we alone would choose?
Born an individual, but not a solo act
Imprisoned by our genes, brainpower and physique
Blessed and blighted by our up-bringing
Constrained by society, race and opportunity
Our health, wealth and security governed by others
So much depends on this past inheritance
How can we break free from the marionette strings?
Dare we defy the puppet master?
So much depends on self-belief and confidence
Self-belief in our own chosen path
And confidence to pursue that course
So let’s shun a robotic determinism
Thankful to those on whom erstwhile we have depended
We cast aside all shackles and excuses
Accountable to ourself alone