Responsibility? Why Do I Have to Have it?

What would society be like if husbands and wives ignored each other, parents and children ignored each other, teachers did not take responsibility for their students, employers ignored their employees, and monks ignored their teaching?

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Responsibility?
Why Do I Have to Have it?
 
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Responsibility begins with our relationships to others
 
What would society be like if husbands and wives ignored each other, parents and children ignored each other, teachers did not take responsibility for their students, employers ignored their employees, and monks ignored their teaching?
 
Can you imagine how chaotic our communities would be if we parked our cars in the middle of the road, threw all our garbage into our neighbor’s yard, and spit anywhere we wanted, whether we had a cold or not?
 
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Keep your word! Keeping your word is a major part of being responsible. Parents lie to kids, kids lie to their parents, husbands lie to wives, wives lie to their husbands, teachers lie to students, and students lie to teachers. What kind of a world is this? I would meditate to get away from the cycle of lying and seek to associate with good friends and good people. I would go to places where people have responsibility for their thoughts, words, and actions. But how can I get out of this puzzle if I do not start by taking responsibilities for my own thoughts, words, and deeds? Responsibility begins with our relationships to others. We all need to be able to respond to each other positively.

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Before “we” can respond positively, it must be “I” can respond positively. I have to take responsibility for myself and I will, just like that.
 
Can we trust an irresponsible person? It is uncomfortable to interact with someone who we cannot trust. It makes us become tense and on edge while we are in the company of untrustworthy people. Trust is the foundation of all relationships. And responsibility brings trust to the people who have it.

 

     
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