Submitted By juliehilsenteger
Being responsible refers to our ability to make decisions that serve our own interests and the interests of others. We first need to be responsible for ourselves before we can be responsible for others. In learning to be more responsible it is important that we know our limitations. It does not matter how smart we are, there is only so much responsibility that a person can handle. It is also important to remember that we are not responsible for things that are out of our control, for example, how other people feel or how they react to ourselves or others. Sharing responsibility for both success and failure can lead to increased responsibility to oneself and others. When you hear the word "responsibility," what do you think of first? Many people think of the word BLAME, as in, "Whose responsibility is this?" I think of responsibility as seizing what's in front of you, exerting choice, and taking control. The real meaning of responsibility is the ability to respond. It's going out and creating what you want through personal choices. The responsibility that each of us has is that we are completely, 100% responsible for how our lives turn out. If you think that being responsible at all times is too
As people grow older their roles and responsibilities grow also. Where leaving the adolescent years behind embarks a person on a journey of self-discovery and independence. The teenage years are a time for learning and recognizing their responsibilities so they can grow into a successful adult.
The word responsibility is used in many different ways. The Merriam-Webster Dictionary definition of responsibility or Responsible: 1 a: liable to be called on to answer b (1): liable to be called to account as the primary cause, motive, or agent (2): being the cause or explanation c: liable to legal review or in case of fault to penalties 2 a: able to answer for one's conduct…...