Explore the value of Responsibility
A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life.
George L. Bell
The best day of your life is the one on which you decide your life is your own. No apologies or excuses. No one to lean on, rely on, or blame. The gift is yours - it is an amazing journey - and you alone are responsible for the quality of it. This is the day your life really begins.
I believe that every right implies a responsibility; every opportunity an obligation; every possession a duty.
John D. Rockefeller, Jr.
Call it a clan, call it a network, call it a tribe, call it a family. Whatever you call it, whoever you are, you need one.
Stanley Martin Lieber
I think of a hero as someone who understands the degree of responsibility that comes with his freedom.
Bob Dylan [Robert Allen Zimmerman]
You must take personal responsibility. You cannot change the circumstances, the seasons, or the wind, but you can change yourself. That is something you have charge of.
George Bernard Shaw
By imposing too great a responsibility, or rather, all responsibility, on yourself, you crush yourself.
To decide, to be at the level of choice, is to take responsibility for your life and to be in control of your life.
Abbie M. Dale
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Personal Stories About ‘Responsibility’
Haunted House CeoSubmitted by Christine
I was in 8th grade, and every year the 8th grade science teacher set up a haunted house for our school's fall carnival. The year that I was in his class, he decided that he wanted to put me in charge of the set-up of the haunted house. I gladly accepted this challenge. I was in control of planning what the...
StugoSubmitted by Chrissi
In middle school, I was on student council. Every year our STUGO (Student Government) held a Talent Show. There was a week of auditions before the talent show. We had 10-20 kids from the local high school's STUGO come and judge the auditions and the show. There were only 6 people total on our STUGO team. All of...
What Is ResponsabilitySubmitted by Tom Meyer
When I was about 7, my Father gave me regular task to perform- taking out the trash. I noticed that my friend Bobby next door had the same chore , but always seemed to miss or forget? I thought that was not right and asked my Father about it one night. What he said has been with me ever since: Responsibility is...
Stories About Everyday Heroes Who Portray ‘Responsibility’
Laverne PSubmitted by
Laverne is the founder and Executive Director of the Greater Peoria Parent Youth Outreach. She believes that ordinary people are capable of extraordinary things and that empowered people feel a responsibility to themselves and their communities. Laverne is also a powerful motivational speaker, delivering...
Umekia CarrSubmitted by Kyyonna Gray
My hero is my mom because she is there for me when I need her. She helps me with my homework. She may have different ways of doing but she finds a way to help me. Even when she's busy she will stop what she's doing just to help me. But she has showed me how to be responsible threw out life. Because when I was...
James ASubmitted by Ginger Newsom
Daddy served in the Army and fought in the Korean War. There were some close calls but He made it home. Not long after he got back to the USA he married my Mother. May 13, 1964 my mother was killed in a car wreck, leaving my little brother age 3, sister age 5 and myself age 10. My hero, Daddy, owned his own...
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abebe, Addis Ababa
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We need to leave behind: "I didn't know, I didn't understand, I didn't think" and take responsibility for our actions. It is time to take responsibility to know, to understand and to think for ourselves without blaming others or expecting others to do it for us.
My father had this saying:
You can pretend to care but you can't pretend to show up.
George L. Bell
Greg B, Fruit Heights, UT