"Make the best use of what is in your power, and take the rest as it happens" - Epictetus

What is Responsibility?

Merriam-Webster Online

  • Responsibility: The quality or state of being responsible
  • Responsible: Able to answer for one's conduct and obligations

  • Responsibility: The state, quality, or fact of being responsible

Quotes about Responsibility

  • "Few things help an individual more than to place responsibility upon him, and to let him know that you trust him." --Booker T. Washington
  • "Enough! It's time to grow up. If we want to play adult gamesóliving our Dreamówe must play by adult rules. One of the primary adult rules: We are individually responsible for our own lives." --John Roger and Peter McWilliams
  • "The ultimate responsibility always lies within you, and opportunities are the ones you create." --Melissa Poe

Types of Responsibility

  • Moral responsibility: To other people, animals, and the earth.
  • Legal responsibility: To the laws and ordinances of your community, state, and country.
  • Family responsibility: Treating relatives with love and respect.
  • Community Responsibility: Treating others as you want to be treated, participating in community activities and decisions, and being an active and contributing citizen.
  • Responsibility to customs, traditions, beliefs and rules: From your family, community, heritage, or faith.
  • Personal responsibility: It's up to you to become a person of good character.

Reflective Questions about Responsibility

  • When you agree to do something, do you do it?
  • Do you answer for your own actions?
  • Do you usually take care of your own matters?
  • Are you trustworthy?