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Why More People Should Take Responsibility For Their Actions

Submitted by solomon on Wed, 03/14/2018 - 11:50
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Responsibility is a big issue in the world and people don’t seem to realise what it means. This is a problem because some people take actions for only themselves, which means they are not taking their whereabouts and others seriously.  Responsibility means to take action or to have some part in looking after something.

Why is responsibility important?

Responsibility is important because people have to learn to take charge of themselves. People who don’t like what they see in themselves often avoid this element, and run away from the truth. As Winston Churchill said: "the price of greatness is responsibility". 


The idea of honesty is linked to responsibility. People in the world have to be able to tell the truth. This is because people like to lie. People will never listen to you if you don’t do the right thing, so not lying and taking responsibility for yourself come hand-in-hand. As Benjamin Franklin said: "half the truth is often a whole lie".

How does responsibility shape our lives today?

In today’s world, people are not always responsible, which means that they do not hold to what they have done, whether wrong or right. Citizens become better when people start to tell the truth and be obligated to stand by their own actions. As John C. Maxwell states: "The greatest day in your life and mine is when we take total responsibility for our attitudes. That's the day we truly grow up".

Last but not least, Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the United States, once said this: "you cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today".

By Kieran