Do you believe in personal responsibility? I certainly do and I see an alarming lack of it in today’s society – and that trend seems to be growing. Way too many of us seem to want to remain perpetual children, relying on others to take care of us. We loudly insist on our “rights” but ignore the other side of that coin … personal responsibility. It isn’t hard to see the origins of this behavior. It’s reinforced everywhere, even when the authors may not realize that they’re unconsciously perpetuating dependence. For example, here’s an article titled “Fat Gene Triggers Unhealthy Eating”
They taste delicious, sinfully good but once they’re past our taste buds, the fatty, sugary foods so many of us love do nothing for the rest of our body. Yet still they are (for many of us) virtually impossible to resist. Could our unhealthy eating patterns be linked to a fat gene?
Well, yeah. Isn’t that dandy? I’m not responsible for my excess weight – my fat genes are. Wow, those nasty fat genes are IMPOSSIBLE to resist. They’re the cause of overweight, health problems and every other thing that’s wrong with my body and yours. “Not guilty,” Your Honor, “we just can’t help it.” What garbage! One of my favorite reminders is to hold my hands up in front of my face … how is it, exactly, that the excess food got on my plate and into my mouth? Didn’t my hands have to participate or do the fat genes have little bit hands and all the millions of them stuff food into my mouth when I don’t want it.
* Hey, it’s McDonald’s fault that I’m stupid enough to balance a cup of extremely hot coffee between my legs.
* A drunk girl drove into Galveston Bay in Texas. Her friend got out alive but the drunk driver was too drunk to unfasten her seatbelt so she drowned. Naturally, her parents sued Honda for manufacturing a seat belt that cannot be easily unbuckled by a drunk driver who is under water. Yes, that’s definitely Honda’s fault. NOT!
Really unbelievable. As long as a person refuses to accept personal responsibility for his life, he will always be a victim at the mercy of someone else.