Explore the value of Responsibility
We must exchange the philosophy of excuse - what I am is beyond my control - for the philosophy of responsibility.
Barbara Charline Jordan
I believe that every right implies a responsibility; every opportunity an obligation; every possession a duty.
John D. Rockefeller, Jr.
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
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.
When we no longer hold people responsible for their choices, civility and common sense will be diminished.
Robert A. Levy
My belief is that personal freedom cannot grow beyond personal responsibility. The more people that learn to be fully accountable for their lives, the more freedom each of us can enjoy and the more fulfilling all of our lives will be.
Parents can only give good advice or put [their children] on the right path, but the final forming of a person's character lies in their own hands.
We need to empower our people so they can take more responsibility for their own lives in a world that is ever smaller, where everyone counts...We need a new spirit of community, a sense that we are all in this together...
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Personal Stories About ‘Responsibility’
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...
"Learning Responsibility"Submitted by judy
The year was 1923, and Genia was 13. Genia's father had just died. In 1923 , if someone had an upstruction of the bowels , they would have to wait until morning for surgery. Genia's father didn't make it until morning , and died at the age of 39. Having come from Poland just 10 years before, Josef had worked for...
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...
Stories About Everyday Heroes Who Portray ‘Responsibility’
Isaiah PortilloSubmitted by Isaiah
A Hero should be responsible,loyal, and courageous!There are many heroes in our society, Abraham Lincoln, George Washington, Obama, The Marines, Martin Luther King Jr., and many more! I think I'm a hero! All heroes should be responsible. I'm sure I'm also responsible too! I hardly lose anything ever! When I...
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...
Thomas SSubmitted by Ashley
My hero is my father. Through thick and thin in my life, no matter what, I can always count on my dad. Now I have a daughter of my own and pray that I can be half the parent he is to me!! He is a wonderful asset in the community and always gives a helping hand to those in need. He is the ideal man.
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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