Explore the value of Responsibility
Find joy in everything you choose to do. Every job, relationship, home... it's your responsibility to love it, or change it.
George L. Bell
My responsibility to myself, my neighbors, my family and the human family is to try to tell the truth.
Toni Cade Bambara
Sir Winston Churchill
One of the annoying things about believing in free will and individual responsibility is the difficulty of finding somebody to blame your problems on. And when you do find somebody, it's remarkable how often his picture turns up on your driver's license.
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.
We must exchange the philosophy of excuse - what I am is beyond my control - for the philosophy of responsibility.
Barbara Charline Jordan
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...
Stanley Martin Lieber
One value that was sewn into the stitching of our character at a very early age had to do with our responsibility to help others....We were expected to be of assistance to our neighbors... “Being neighborly”... was synonymous with being kind, friendly, and helpful to our neighbors and something that we were encouraged to do on a regular basis through firsthand experience. It was a bit like mandatory community service.
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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...
My HeroSubmitted by Amairani
On March 28th 2013 my mom received a call. It was from Metro Country Jail turns out it was my dad calling her saying that he got pulled over for not having a license and having opened beer cans & for speeding. He told my mom that he needs her help to get out, if not immigration can go and get him and send him...
An Important MessageSubmitted by Ashish John
I was a responsible boy in my childhood, a straightly obedient person. However, as I grew up hundreds of experiences taught me to be dishonest, escape from responsibility and so on.. It happened when I was in INDIA. Now I live in the United States of America. These Americans helped me rebuild my responsibility,...
Stories About Everyday Heroes Who Portray ‘Responsibility’
Evelyn KershawSubmitted by Karen Collinsworth
My Mom is my hero. As a single mom, she worked as a waitress or cook to raise four children. She worked every day no matter the weather or if she was ill. She road the bus to work or walked there if needed. We never had much, but we never felt deprived either. She was always there for us when we needed her. ...
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...
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