Explore the value of Responsibility
George L. Bell
We must exchange the philosophy of excuse - what I am is beyond my control - for the philosophy of responsibility.
Barbara Charline Jordan
Robert "Bob" Jones
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.
Ability is a wonderful thing, but its value is greatly enhanced by dependability. Ability implies repeatability and accountability.
Robert A. Heinlein
When we no longer hold people responsible for their choices, civility and common sense will be diminished.
Robert A. Levy
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.
Sir Winston Churchill
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Personal Stories About ‘Responsibility’
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,...
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...
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’
Phillip HorneSubmitted by Kimberly Robertson
My birth father died when I was 5 years old. He died active military, while stationed in Hawaii. My mom moved 3 girls, myself, her other daughter, and my birth fathers daughter back to Texas. She met the man I call dad at parents without partners, a military function, and that was the greatest day of my life. 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...
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...
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DO THY BEST
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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