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  1. Marcus
    July 24, 2009

    Im glad that there are others that still know how to think, and i like that we share the same opinion.

  2. matthew
    December 14, 2009

    Responding to number 10: Even being responsible and careful doesn’t give us a right to having everything work out correctly for us.

    Part of being careful and responsible is considering the future and putting aside for that rainy day. And there are days when the rain is beyond what our rainy day fund can survive, or when it is the fund itself that is rained upon.

    None of these circumstances gives us the right to blame anybody besides ourselves for what has occurred. And if we can’t blame ourselves, there may just be nobody to blame, reasonably.

    The problem with the blame game, no matter how qualified, is that there is no way to get back what was lost through placing the blame anywhere besides ourselves justly. Only we can pull ourselves back up, and therefore only ourselves can be responsible.

  3. Sabrina
    June 23, 2010

    As a mother and a grandmother, I think you analogy regarding th 8 year old without a jacket is a flawed one. Blaming a CHILD for something the father should’ve know better? How much you wanna bet that if that had been the mother, everyone would’ve blamed the mother with no problem? Seems to me that conservatives are very convenient about where theyplace blame. They blame the victims, they blame those who may really and truly not be culpable…but when it comes to the “big dogs” the power mongers and just the straight up meanspirited, there’s a wellspring of excuses out there that are given out to people. How many politicians make excuses for their extramarital affairs? Far too many. Did Rush Limbaught vocally take personal responsibility when he had his drug issue? Does Sarah Palin EVER take personal responsibility for anything…such as the fact while she’s out there stumping and preaching abstinence her daughter goes out and gets pregnant? Yes, it is partially her fault because Palin is always touting “family values” and abstinence but is she even home being a REAL mother? Think about some of those things before you judge others!

  4. Carl Braun
    August 19, 2011

    Excellent . . . well said. Several years ago, in one of my philosophical moments, I had a tee shirt made up with the inscription “Personal Responsibility . . . Get some!”. I was surprised how many people that asked me what that meant. Thanks for verbalizing my thoughts.

  5. Bedste Højskole
    October 3, 2011

    Thank you for posting this. Gave me something to think about :)!

  6. Brandon Miller
    February 23, 2012

    This Article truly articulates why we, as Americans are in the state we are. It’s prevalent that some of those who read the article are still willing to place blame on others and look to someone else for help. It is important to note that the behavior displayed in this article, in speaking of the lesson learned by the little girl, is a lesson that many people lacked as a child. We are a product of our environment and those that would blame others for their actions, or failures to act, should try to remember where they were and what they were doing when our economy began to take a fall. As individuals we have made choices that reflect the state of the poor economy, the elected official corruption, the price of gas, and the general state of the nation. For those that would complain about political corruption, remember that it was you and those like you that chose Sarah Palin to be in charge, President Obama to be our leader, G.W.Bush to be President at the time of the war. You Elected the Officials that voted to invade the sovereign nation of Iraq. When will hold you accountable. did we forget that it was our decision to send our troops to fight…and fight they did. Before we point fingers and blame people for Gas prices, ask yourselves what you have done to conserve on gas, ask yourself what car you drive or if you drive or ride a bike to work/school, where ever. Its the Law of supply and demand….and demand is getting higher and higher. What have you done to change things? What have you sacrificed for your country? Your family? Where were you and what were you doing? These are the questions we should ask ourselves. I believe in standing behind the choices we make and adhering to a set of values that I learned as a child. After all, I walked outside without my coat too. Difference is….no one stopped me.

  7. A Porter
    May 24, 2014

    The professor could have taught his daughter a lesson without being cruel.

    It is funny who is expected to take responsibility and who is not.

    Not Freedom Industry when it poisoned the Elk River in WV. State and local government is cleaning up their mess.

    Not members of congress who, for political expediency – Kerry and Hillary, voted to give Bush cart blanc to invade Iraq.

    Not mortgage brokers and loan officers who gave loans, and encouraged people to take loans, knowing they couldn’t pay them back, but so what? They’d take their cut and pass them off to someone else, let someone else get caught holding the bag – like pension funds who thought tripleA meant something.

    Not the rating agencies who gave triple A ratings to collaterized bags of crap.

    The list is endless.

  8. newyorktraumaattorne.newsvine.com
    June 26, 2014

    Goood day! I know this is kinda off topic but I’d figured I’d ask.
    Would yyou be interested in exchanging lihks or maybe guest writing a blog post or vice-versa?
    My website discusses a lot of the same topics as yours and I think we could greatly benefit from each other.
    If you are interested feel free to shoot me an e-mail.
    I look forward to hearing from you! Terrific blog by the way!

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