Accountability for actions, duties,
promises, and the common good.
Citizens donate blood when supplies
run low. Parents work with schools to resolve
difficulties children have
in school. Upon hearing a prejudicial remark, the
effort is made to discuss how such words harm
Civic groups clean up roadside litter. Parents quit
smoking for sake of their children.
Employees fulfill expectations of employers.
Modeling Good Character
You are always someone’s role
model — your actions speak louder than your words.
Demonstrate your values in everyday actions.
Show your kindness and integrity daily.
Treat others with dignity and respect. When faced
with a moral choice, think what you would want
others to do in the situation.
Benefits of Responsibility
for self and choices makes one fully
for our behavior allows us to learn
from our mistakes.
commitments earns us trust and
opportunities for more responsible
strengthens our families, schools,
workplaces, church, and community.
for the well-being of the young,
weak, and old, as well as for our
natural surroundings, creates a
- Being accountable for
own words and deeds.
- Behaving morally with
others even when difficult to do so
and also when nobody is watching.
- Treating family
members with love and respect.
- Being a parent to
your children rather than trying to
be their best friend.
- Parents taking
responsibility for children's acts.
- Allowing others to
- Coming to work on
time and doing what is expected for
- Obeying the law.
- Staying informed
about the community and helping to
meet community needs.
obligations to the community such as
- Voting and running
for political office.
- Taking care of pets
and other domesticated animals in
- Preserving natural
resources for the future.
- Following the rules
and customs of your spiritual
- Keeping promises.
- Developing your own
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I believe that every right implies a
responsibility; every opportunity, an obligation;
every possession, a duty.
John D. Rockefeller Jr.
The willingness to accept
responsibility for one's own life is the source from
which self-respect springs.
When you blame others, you give up
your power to change.
Action springs not from thought, but
from a readiness for responsibility.
We are made wise not by the
recollection of our past, but by the responsibility
for our future.
George Bernard Shaw
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