Your decisions matter and you are the one making them. Even if you seek guidance from others, you still must choose whether to accept that guidance.
We can’t ever escape the fact that we have individual responsibility for deciding what to do, or what not to do.
We sometimes need to remind ourselves of this, especially in a world where things can often seem beyond our control. It’s a big responsibility. But it’s also a reason to value and respect ourselves more, and to feel more free and more confident.
Ultimately our view of morality is incredibly empowering. It means asserting that human beings have it within us to workout what is the right or wrong thing to do, using reason, empathy, compassion, and respect for the dignity of every person.