Do you take responsibility for your actions?

United States
May 17, 2007 4:54pm CST
do you take responsibility for your actions and accept the consequences of them? Or are you one of those that tend to make excuses for things that you do. Every action I take I know that it will create a reaction and there will be a final outcome. I am always responsible for that outcome, whether it be good or bad. No matter what happens in between, I am the one who started the cycle. Me. No one made me, no one forced me and I have free will. I do not like it when people blame others or make excuses for their actions. And then force there irresponsibility on others. Many recent media cases come to mind, but those are other discussion topics. Sound off and let me know what type of person you are and how you feel about my opinion. Thank you for taking the time to read this.
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8 responses
• United States
17 May 07
I agree with you and I take responsibility for my actions and the consequences as well. I only wished that my ex would do the same instead of running from child support.
• Philippines
17 May 07
yes, we have to take responsibility for the consequences of our actions. we cannot pass them all at all times to someone else. it is sad that your ex is such and irresponsible creature, a coward who cannot face at what was it that he went through.
• United States
18 May 07
that is one of my pet peeves as well. i was a single father. luckily, my ex and i were tolerable of each other and things went about as smooth as possible, with her not paying support, but actually helping to support them. my wife's ex, on the other hand, is pretty much the picture of "deadbeat dads". and the stories that he comes up with. lol.
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• Philippines
17 May 07
yes, i do take responsibility for my actions. this is the way that we have been trained to become as a matter of discipline and facing responsibilities from the family where i happen to come from. we had all been made strong to face the challenges of life come what may. our father was an officer in the guerilla forces in our country during world war ii and my mother was a teacher. they never tolerated weaklings coming forth from the family. whether male or female we had all to be strong and reliable.
@wolfie34 (26820)
• United Kingdom
14 Jun 07
Sadly in today's society with the suing culture so many people refuse to take responsibility for their actions and are quick to blame others, it's far too easy for people to blame their actions on others and thus shedding the blame. If I have done something wrong then yes I will admit and apologize if necessary, I am not ashamed to admit I make mistakes, after all we are only human! People need to be aware of their actions and to admit mistakes.
• United States
14 Jun 07
thank you wolfie. thats just what i was talking about. i did it, i'm sorry, move on. like you said. i'm human, i make mistakes. usually i learn from them, sometimes i don't. lol
@Mwanza1 (345)
• Kenya
31 May 07
Essentially we decide the directions we wnt to walk so I do take time to accept responsibilities for life is exactly that.It is created by me and am constanly making choises hence creating new experiences.
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• United States
24 May 07
I take responsibility for my actions, but I insist on the right to defend my actions. I know its not the popular thing right now; we're supposed to blame someone else and then find someone to sue. But that just doesn't set right with me.
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@stdrst (472)
• Bulgaria
20 May 07
Yes, I take responsibility for my actions and this is why I think carefully before doing something. I think that everybody should do like it. When you do something you are obliged to think and to take responsibility if something unexpected happens. I wish you all the best. And feel welcome to myLot family.
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@Woodpigeon (3710)
• Ireland
20 May 07
I agree with you. If I did it, or it happened on my watch, it is my responsibility. I used to have 11 staff people that kept me in a constant state of dread because I was responsible for their foibles, too. Now, instead of staff, it's the kids. Once they are 18, I can go back to just being responsible for me, which is problematic enough.
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• United States
18 May 07
Yes, I do take responsibility for my actions. The thing I've also noticed about myself is that I sometimes take responsibility when I don't need to. Sometimes I think things are my fault when they actually aren't. And, I think people take advantage of that. I have also been blamed, a lot, for what other people do and that just infuriates me!