This is a continuation of being a responsible Delta.
Responsibility by Age
Twenties: Until your late 20s you are going to have limited responsibilities in your life unless you marry young and have children, or you are of extraordinary capabilities. If you have a family then simply focus on your kids at this age. There’s good reason for this in that your brain is literally not fully developed until 25 which is why your auto insurance goes down at that age. The judgment of an average 22 year old is simply not as sound as the judgment of the average 32 year old, but don’t let that stop you from joining organizations and helping out where you can if you don’t have children. You’ll earn respect of older men if you behave yourself and learn how to be responsible after you join.
Thirties: If you are thirty have no responsibilities in life you need to take a good look at what you are doing with yourself. You should seriously be thinking about marriage and children, and at the very least be involved in some capacity with organized social groups like a church, business groups, or volunteering somewhere. If you are involved already take a look at helping out in a defined role while balancing family and career. You might be in position to offer monetary assistance besides just giving money like financial advice. By your late thirties you might find yourself in a leadership role somewhere so be ready for it.
Forties: Be involved and be ready to offer experience, support in defined roles, and monetary assistance. People will want to rely on your for important things in an organization if they can. Will you be ready and can you do it? You’ll have the experience and knowledge to get things done and can be a big factor in helping an organization. If you show the talent and interest you’ll likely be asked to take on important roles.
Fifties and Sixties: You’ll help run the organizations you are involved in if you have any capacity to at all, and be in the process of mentoring the younger members. Even if you are just a member your experience and wisdom can be invaluable for the younger men, particularly those who are in their 20s and a little lost in life. If you’ve been irresponsible your entire life and arrive at 50 with no real responsibilities outside of your work, then change that fact. Get involved. Get out of the house and do something good. You’ll be 60 soon regardless, so get on it.
Retirement years: Many voluntary organizations are run by retirees as they have the time to do it, and many have been involved for decades. Enjoy! Once again help out as you can as you never know how much time you have left and you’re never be washed up as long as you continue to help those around you however small the amount.
Deltas are virtuous by showing up and doing their jobs as they aren’t natural leaders, they generally aren’t very flashy and usually don’t have very many dynamic and groundbreaking ideas. Instead they do their jobs with dedication and care while being responsible for what they’ve been given. If you are given responsibility and do well with it, you can expect to be given more. If you don’t have a lot of responsibilities in your life you need some so go find some. There’s always good to do in the world with the most ordinary and mundane things, which can be as simple as making sure the uniforms for your softball team is ordered on time. Be a Delta, get involved and do good.