Responsibility | responsible

Responsible

“No snowflake in an avalanche ever feels responsible.” – Voltaire


Responsible
adjective | re·spon·si·ble | ri-ˈspän(t)-sə-bəl\

1
a: liable to be called on to answer
b (1): liable to be called to account as the primary cause, motive, or agent a committee responsible for the job (2): being the cause or explanation mechanical defects were responsible for the accident
c: liable to legal review or in a case of fault to penalties
2
a: able to answer for one’s conduct and obligations: trustworthy
b: able to choose for oneself between right and wrong
3
: marked by or involving responsibility or accountability responsible financial policies
4
: politically answerable; especially: required to submit to the electorate if defeated by the legislature —used especially of the British cabinet

In the post, “The Starfish Story” – I put together some words that I felt went along with the overall concept of making a difference and the responsibility surrounding it.  Here’s what I come up with.

Responsibility
Respect
Courage
Ownership
Accountability
Transparency
Trust
Freedom
Sacrifice
Bravery

Take a long look at each one – and reflect on what each one means.

In the above quote – one snowflake doesn’t feel as if it’s the one that caused an avalanche.  This is similar to many others such as,

“That’s the straw that broke the camel’s back.”

“Strike three!  You’re out!

“The last drop makes the cup run over.”

In all these – it’s not one thing that causes the final results – but several things combined.

EVERYTHING that you do affects the world around you.

Choose positive, good, honorable, kind, courageous, and brave actions – that lead to a responsible outcome!

 

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