Explore the value of Responsibility
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.
We must exchange the philosophy of excuse - what I am is beyond my control - for the philosophy of responsibility.
Barbara Charline Jordan
Accept responsibility for your life. Know that it is you who will get you where you want to go, no one else.
Stanley Martin Lieber
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Sir Winston Churchill
By imposing too great a responsibility, or rather, all responsibility, on yourself, you crush yourself.
Words have special powers. The power to create smiles or frowns. The power to generate laughs or tears. The power to lift up or put down. The power to motivate or de-motivate. The power to teach good or evil. The power to express love or hate. The power to give or take. The power to heal or harm. Choose your words carefully.
George L. Bell
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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,...
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...
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...
Stories About Everyday Heroes Who Portray ‘Responsibility’
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.
Dalia PSubmitted by
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 adversity in her life. She made me realize people don’t become heroes when they fight others; they become greater heroes when they fight their inner self. I know of no other person in my...
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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