I could not think of a better title than this.
Responsibility has many definitions and all too often, people think only in terms of blame. Such
as who is responsible for...? Or, I'll take responsible for that!
A better definition of responsibility is Cause or willingness to Cause something to happen.
You can be responsible and Cause and not do anything. You're still responsible!
Friends vs No Friends
I've met people with many friends. Having friends is a matter of communication and responsibility.
A friend is someone who you like and is on your side, agrees with you to some extent. A friend is
the opposite of an enemy. An enemy is someone
you don't like and is not on your side. A friend is safe while an enemy is dangerous.
If you take no responsibility for life, your actions, people will not like you for long and will cease to
be on your side. Irresponsible people are dangerous to have around and they create problems
Irresponsible people will not have true friends though there may be some equally irresponsible
people that will tolerate being around them.
Friends help each other. Irresponsible people rarely cause anything, help anyone.
Most people have heard of the lady that spilled hot coffee on herself and sued a fast food
restaurant and was awarded lots of money.
Part of the lawsuit was that the cup did not tell the lady the coffee was hot.
It would seem to me that if I order a cup of hot coffee, I would expect it to be hot. It also seems
that a warning on the cup would not prevent me from spilling it.
If I spill coffee, I did it. I caused coffee to spill.
I recently purchased a tool. It shoots pins of various sizes into wood. There is NO safety on the
tool. If I pull the trigger, it fires a pin.
Who is responsible if I shoot myself in the hand?
I have a hammer with no safety on it, who is responsible if I hit my thumb?
Irresponsible People and the Courts
Irresponsible people often fall down, trip on cracks, and on and on. They go to the courts and
sue because the manufacturers have money and they can steel some of it via a crooked attorney
and the courts.
Irresponsible people want something for nothing.
Perhaps the store should have up signs or warning. There are times when they should. But even
if they don't, when you walk in or over something, you're the one doing the walking.
You are responsible for your own actions and the results of your actions.
Welfare and Social Security
There is a huge difference between the two categories of benefits.
For the most part, Social Security comes from money a person was required to pay to the
government so they could give it back later. People were forced to trust the government with their
Welfare is paid for from taxes not paid in specifically by the person receiving the money.
Welfare is a handout from the government of other people's money to people who did not earn it!
The government creates dependency by giving people money. People get used to not working
and being paid to do nothing.
People who receive money for nothing are criminal. Criminals are people who receive something
for nothing. Criminals are irresponsible!
There is charity and there are people that do need help. Charity is best handled by the church
and family as it has been in the past.
Welfare people beyond a brief period are demonstrating they are irresponsible.
People who paid into a fund all their lives with the understanding they will be paid back when
they reach a certain age are not irresponsible.
They worked. They earned and they paid. They obeyed the law that required them to pay into
the Social Security fund.
Social Security money is owed to the citizens that paid into the fund. It's not a “benefit” like
Welfare is assistance from the government. Social Security is the people's own money! Social
Security is not a “handout”!
The government's handling of the Social Security fund has been irresponsible! The government
basically betrayed the trust of the people forced to pay into the fund. They spent the money paid
in! This now forces the government to pay people from incoming tax money.
Congress would like to make it seem Social Security is like assistance or a handout from the
government. Congress would like to further betray the people and cut payments. Congress is
Were the government responsible, we'd not be in debt as a nation.
Congress, government, operates like criminals, irresponsible and willing to give away other
The solution is to replace the crooks and hope the next batch are more honest.
When you are responsible, you can be Cause! Life is much easier when you're being Cause. Life
can be a game you play.
When you're not responsible, you are effect. Life can be something you are suffering through.
Not only are you not playing a game, you're not even a player. You're a broke piece.
So step up! Be Cause and make things happen that are survival and good. Be responsible! Can't
never did anything!
Related article "Victim"...click to read!
Let me know if you need any guidance or idea on how to do this. #EverythinWill_B_OK!
The Way To Happiness.
I use The Way To Happiness as a moral guide in my day to day life. It is not a religious text. The
people I know that have read it, all agree with its precepts.
You might give it a try. You can watch the videos on my site about them or go to their site. They
are very well done.
If you need gentle assistance, contact me. I am trained in resolving conflicts very successfully.
Helping someone spot what condition(s) and what the solutions are to handle them is exactly
what I do in life.
Improving the conditions of others is my destination and purpose in life. A little true knowledge
can go a long way. I do not ask that you believe anything!
Routinely I say #EverythinWill_B_OK!I believe that is true!
Also, “A person is only as valuable as he aids others in their games of survival!”
Quoting myself :-)
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Questions from Questions of the Day:
If you'd like any of these questions expanded upon, let me know. I may already have an article or
I will write one anytime :-)
In school, should students take some responsibility for other students?
Beyond yourself, who do you take responsibility for?
How much responsibility should I take for you, how much are you willing to take for me?
If you see someone being upset how high is their responsibility level?
When man fails to be responsible for others, what happens?
What do you have NO responsibility for?
Is it a teacher’s responsibility to see that a child learns?
How responsible is a spectator?
If someone has knowledge, how irresponsible is it not to share?
When you say something is terrible, are you being responsible or assigning it power?
Who is responsible for the human race?
If you think you're insane & are trying to do something about it, how could you be insane, still
Do the insane take any responsibility for themselves?
Is complete no responsibility insanity?
What are your responsibilities towards Earth?
What responsibility for Earth are you willing to accept?
What responsibility for Man are you willing to accept?
What responsibility for life are you willing to accept?
Is responsibility cause, is effect irresponsibility?
Who is cause/responsible for your life?
Is a child mostly cause or effect, responsible or irresponsible?
Are children responsible for Earth?
Are fish or trees responsible for Earth?
Are responsibility and cause uncomfortable subjects?
What is the emotion of taking responsibility?
Which areas of life are you responsible for?
If you're not responsible for areas of life are they effecting you?
Do you shrink from areas you're not responsible for?
Is your emotional level directly related to your responsibility level?
if you set up a mental circuit, are you being responsible?
Should a scientist be held responsible for their inventions, the atom bomb?
How large is your sphere of responsibility?
Is blame a negation (denial) of responsibility?
When did you stop being responsible & start blaming (if you did)?
If you originate, cause, a communication, who is responsible for it being understood?
Who is responsible for your health?
There are many more questions using the key word cause that I did not list. You can view them
here by finding “cause” on the page :-)