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Responsibility is being reliable and dependable.


  • “Responsibility finds a way. Irresponsibilty makes excuses!”

    —Gene Bedley National Educator Of The Year

  • “The price of greatness is responsibility.”

    —Sir Winston Churchill British Statesman, Prime Minister, Author, Nobel Prize Winner

  • “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

  • “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.”

    —Anne Frank Diarist

  • “Ability is a wonderful thing, but its value is greatly enhanced by dependability. Ability implies repeatability and accountability. ”

    —Robert A. Heinlein Novelist, Short Story Author, Essayist, Screenwriter

Stories About Responsibility

"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 ,...

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Haunted House Ceo

Submitted 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...

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Submitted 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...

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Everyday Hero Stories

Michael C

My hero is just a simple man. Michael is the one who made a lot of sacrifice to his career since he was just 16 years old. He...

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Dalia P

I wanted to write about a person named D. What inspires me about her is the courage with which rises every time there is an...

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Laverne P

Laverne is the founder and Executive Director of the Greater Peoria Parent Youth Outreach. She believes that ordinary people...

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Nice information!!
Abebe, Addis Ababa

I love this website, I use it all the time in my classroom when we talk about values. It has great videos too! Very short one but meaningful!
Arianna, Mexico

I love this website! It is so good for kids and older to go to this website!
Ivy, Utica

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.
Scott, Dallas

My father had this saying: You can pretend to care but you can't pretend to show up. George L. Bell 1927-2007
Greg B, Fruit Heights, Ut