Explore the value of Responsibility
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.
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...
Sir Winston Churchill
A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life.
Robert "Bob" Jones
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.
My belief is that personal freedom cannot grow beyond personal responsibility. The more people that learn to be fully accountable for their lives, the more freedom each of us can enjoy and the more fulfilling all of our lives will be.
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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,...
"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...
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’
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...
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...
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...
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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