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In our society, we have replaced obligation and responsibility with rights and privileges. People are fighting for their rights, what they deserve and what they want because they perceive something is unfair. In doing so, we do not take care of our obligations and responsibilities. It’s unfortunate that our society has moved towards this line of thinking. Excuses are abundant, from our President, who is always quick to blame someone else, to the attitude that it’s “never my fault,” to the herds of companies that don’t do the right thing with other people’s money. This attitude is destroying our country. “Responsibility” comes from the root word “response,” which means “constituting a reply or a response.” In essence, to be responsible means an action or reply is demanded!
You hear the saying, “pay your fair share,” and what we need to ask ourselves is who determines what is fair? We should take responsibility for our lives, our decisions, and do the right thing every time. If we seek to do that, everything will get better and healthier for the next generation. A failure to do so will doom our society and things will get worse instead of better.
Just a Thought,
Published on Tuesday, January 29, 2013 @ 4:43 PM CDT