Personal Responsbility

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    May 02, 2012 4:40 PM GMT
    Writing a paper on this and wanted to know how important do u feel this is in your life.
  • fitone

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    May 02, 2012 5:46 PM GMT
    I think it one of the most important personality traits; the doorway to integrity and happiness.
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    May 02, 2012 5:56 PM GMT
    JPtheBITCH saidFar more complicated than some people would have you believe.

    People are urged to "take responsibility" all the time. That sort of talk comes from self-help books and est (now landmark) seminars.

    But the fact is, some things are out of a person's control. And telling them to "take personal responsibility" for those things is insulting and sort of fascistic.
    Please tell me more about this. Your thought really just got me thinking!
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    May 02, 2012 6:04 PM GMT
    JPtheBITCH said
    But the fact is, some things are out of a person's control. And telling them to "take personal responsibility" for those things is insulting and sort of fascistic.
    I'm totally for it. Yes one cant be expected to take personal responsibility for things out of ones control. But I dont think thats what taking personal responsibility is about. Personal responsibility is taking responsibility of things that are in your (personal) control. e.g. your finances or what and how one treats another or how you react to what another said or did.. etc
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    May 02, 2012 6:05 PM GMT
    fhaynie81 saidWriting a paper on this and wanted to know how important do u feel this is in your life.
    I would give an intelligent reply, but I have other responsibilities to tend to at the moment. icon_razz.gif
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    May 02, 2012 6:07 PM GMT
    It's kind of a strange question. Personal responsibility is important to me, but who would say that it wasn't? I don't think people who are irresponsible consider themselves to be that way. They seem to use some twisted logic to justify what they do.
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    May 02, 2012 6:07 PM GMT
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    fhaynie81 saidWriting a paper on this and wanted to know how important do u feel this is in your life.
    I would give an intelligent reply, but I have other responsibilities to tend to at the moment. icon_razz.gif

    PUT THE MOUSE DOWN AND STEP AWAY FROM THE FAP!!!

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    May 02, 2012 6:12 PM GMT
    personal responsibility includes doing ur own damn paper
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    May 02, 2012 6:12 PM GMT
    notadumbjock saidpersonal responsibility includes doing ur own damn paper


    hahhahah im just getting ideas i already have half the paper written actuallyicon_razz.gif
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    May 02, 2012 6:18 PM GMT
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    notadumbjock saidpersonal responsibility includes doing ur own damn paper

    Now now, it's always permitted to do research for a paper. It's even required.

    pssssht, he ran outta ideas, and wants us 2 bail him out. he's not even in my study group.
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    May 02, 2012 6:19 PM GMT
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    JPtheBITCH said
    notadumbjock saidpersonal responsibility includes doing ur own damn paper

    Now now, it's always permitted to do research for a paper. It's even required.

    pssssht, he ran outta ideas, and wants us 2 bail him out. he's not even in my study group.

    I'm at UOP everything is a group project hahhahahahaha!
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    May 02, 2012 6:21 PM GMT
    Wilson MiznerIf you steal from one author it's plagiarism; if you steal from many it's research.


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    May 02, 2012 6:45 PM GMT
    Whenever I see the words "personal responsibility" they are nearly always in an article or quote about The Personal Responsibility of Others. Others must be personally responsible--and we all understand from the context that I am of course already personally responsible but tired of tending to others who lack personal responsibility.

    Back when I was a soldier during the Great War personal responsibility meant Shared Sacrifice, that a unit is only as strong as its weakest link. Today it is nearly always used as a cudgel for demonizing poor people (who get government assistance).

    OP: how important? I am not personally responsible. Nearly every aspect of my life is interlinked with the contributions of others, from ancestors to colleagues. Personally I contribute the bare minimum (or maximum--I can't tell from week to week which one will apply). From the contributions of all my life goes forward. Were it just me in the wilderness fending for myself I'm sure I could survive, but then I wouldn't have a computer to type this pithy response to you. I think my computer came from Japan.
  • HndsmKansan

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    May 02, 2012 6:52 PM GMT
    "Personal Responsibility" is very important and can be to many people in varying ways. With those things I perceive to be mine, it means I, alone, must take the initiative to see it is completed or approached reasonably. I had a large amount of "personal responsibility" early in my life and some of it I took on, perhaps, before I needed to.......but I did it.

    Some people approach it differently, some run from it...... and many embrace it.
    To me, it is one of the most important things I do each day in my life as a good (or poor) exercise of it affects self perception and achievement.
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    May 02, 2012 6:59 PM GMT
    At the end of the day, everyone cares more about themselves than other people so everyone needs to take care of themselves first and foremost. This doesn't mean that there shouldn't be sacrifices made for others. I only mean that if you don't take care of yourself, who will?

    There are also times when your short-term sacrifice brings you a long-term gain. For example, I sacrifice my time and energy to work to get a pay check that allows me to buy things that I need/want like computers and food.

    Another aspect of personal responsibility, and what I think is the bigger part that you're asking about, is taking responsibility for your actions, particularly your mistakes. You should not only admit your mistake and apologize, but also do what you can (within reason) to fix your mess. I say within reason because you can't fix everything and sometimes the cost of repair outweighs the offense. There's a grey area there.

    But as a general rule of thumb, if you break it, you buy it.

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    May 02, 2012 7:03 PM GMT
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    fhaynie81 saidWriting a paper on this and wanted to know how important do u feel this is in your life.
    I would give an intelligent reply, but I have other responsibilities to tend to at the moment. icon_razz.gif

    PUT THE MOUSE DOWN AND STEP AWAY FROM THE FAP!!!

    14686-police-demonstrating-the-taser-gun
    But what if I'm turned on by fapping with electricity?
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    May 02, 2012 7:07 PM GMT
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    fhaynie81 saidWriting a paper on this and wanted to know how important do u feel this is in your life.
    I would give an intelligent reply, but I have other responsibilities to tend to at the moment.

    But what if I'm turned on by fapping with electricity?
    Than imma gomma tell that cop to taser you in teh junkl!! icon_twisted.gif
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    May 02, 2012 7:08 PM GMT
    TellMeMoar said
    paulflexes said
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    fhaynie81 saidWriting a paper on this and wanted to know how important do u feel this is in your life.
    I would give an intelligent reply, but I have other responsibilities to tend to at the moment.

    But what if I'm turned on by fapping with electricity?
    Than imma gomma tell that cop to taser you in teh junkl!! icon_twisted.gif
    But what if I spit an electrically charged cumshot in your eye? icon_eek.gif
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    May 02, 2012 7:11 PM GMT
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    fhaynie81 saidWriting a paper on this and wanted to know how important do u feel this is in your life.
    I would give an intelligent reply, but I have other responsibilities to tend to at the moment.

    But what if I'm turned on by fapping with electricity?
    Than imma gomma tell that cop to taser you in teh junkl!! icon_twisted.gif
    But what if I spit an electrically charged cumshot in your eye? icon_eek.gif
    Than I'll package you as an environmentally friendly taser and sell you to the local police force.icon_cool.gif
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    May 02, 2012 7:12 PM GMT
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    paulflexes said
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    fhaynie81 saidWriting a paper on this and wanted to know how important do u feel this is in your life.
    I would give an intelligent reply, but I have other responsibilities to tend to at the moment.

    But what if I'm turned on by fapping with electricity?
    Than imma gomma tell that cop to taser you in teh junkl!! icon_twisted.gif
    But what if I spit an electrically charged cumshot in your eye? icon_eek.gif
    Than I'll package you as an environmentally friendly taser and sell you to the local police force.icon_cool.gif
    I should cum with a warning, though: "Taser only effective on hot criminals."
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    May 02, 2012 7:14 PM GMT
    paulflexes saidI should cum with a warning, though: "Taser only effective on hot criminals."
    What if the criminal is a woman? icon_razz.gif
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    May 02, 2012 7:48 PM GMT
    mickeytopogigio saidWhenever I see the words "personal responsibility" they are nearly always in an article or quote about The Personal Responsibility of Others. Others must be personally responsible--and we all understand from the context that I am of course already personally responsible but tired of tending to others who lack personal responsibility.

    Back when I was a soldier during the Great War personal responsibility meant Shared Sacrifice, that a unit is only as strong as its weakest link. Today it is nearly always used as a cudgel for demonizing poor people (who get government assistance).

    OP: how important? I am not personally responsible. Nearly every aspect of my life is interlinked with the contributions of others, from ancestors to colleagues. Personally I contribute the bare minimum (or maximum--I can't tell from week to week which one will apply). From the contributions of all my life goes forward. Were it just me in the wilderness fending for myself I'm sure I could survive, but then I wouldn't have a computer to type this pithy response to you. I think my computer came from Japan.


    Yeah, this, personal responsibility is just that, personal. It is not to be dictated or even hinted at by some one towards another. The only person who has a right to tell you what your responsibility is, is yourself. If you do not know what that is, no fool is going to do a very good job explaining it to you but they sure will try.
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    May 02, 2012 8:19 PM GMT
    You can't have integrity without it.
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    May 02, 2012 10:19 PM GMT
    Working in the public sector - it is my experience that people are increasingly looking to blame others for their own ignorance, stupidity and actions. Levels of personal Accountability abd responsibilty are certainly diminishing - particularly in our litigious society.
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    May 02, 2012 10:48 PM GMT
    I suppose there are two sides to personal responsibility. One can believe the doctrine of Balf Eubank or the doctrine of Dagny Taggert. icon_biggrin.gif

    No-matter where you fall in your belief in regards to personal responsibility, some poeple will never exercise personal responsibility at any level. It's like the guy who blows the top of his head off with a .44 mag and upon arriving in Heaven he asks, "who pulled the trigger."