Explore the value of Responsibility
I believe that every right implies a responsibility; every opportunity an obligation; every possession a duty.
John D. Rockefeller, Jr.
We must exchange the philosophy of excuse - what I am is beyond my control - for the philosophy of responsibility.
Barbara Charline Jordan
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
Stanley Martin Lieber
Sir Winston Churchill
Accept responsibility for your life. Know that it is you who will get you where you want to go, no one else.
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.
Ability is a wonderful thing, but its value is greatly enhanced by dependability. Ability implies repeatability and accountability.
Robert A. Heinlein
... life is moral responsibility. Life is several other things, we do not deny. It is beauty, it is joy, it is tragedy, it is comedy, it is psychical and physical pleasure, it is the interplay of a thousand rude or delicate motions and emotions, it is the grimmest and the merriest motley of phantasmagoria that could appeal to the gravest or the maddest brush ever put to palette; but it is steadily and sturdily and always moral responsibility.
Elizabeth Stuart Phelps
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Personal Stories About ‘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...
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...
"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...
Stories About Everyday Heroes Who Portray ‘Responsibility’
Michael CSubmitted by
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 didn't know how to enjoy life; how to spend time with friends in those days because he had too many dreams to fulfill. He's been focused on his dreams since he was really...
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...
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...
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DO YOUR PART
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BELIEVE IN YOURSELF
DO THY BEST
CLASS AND GRACE
SPREAD YOUR WINGS
MAKING A DIFFERENCE
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