Responsibility isn’t a Bad Word

“When the freedom they wished for most was freedom from responsibility, then Athens ceased to be free and was never free again.” ~ Edith Hamilton

In the course of a class discussion today, I asked students who wants to be responsible. No one raised a hand. Many were quite vocal about how responsibility is too hard, too much work.

Hamilton’s quote sprung to mind so I asked, “Who wants to be free?” Everyone raised a hand.

I sense a problem.

In fact, I have sensed a problem for a while. Too many people see responsibility as a bad word, and this is leading our world in a very sad direction.

Just a point to ruminate on today. Just putting it out there trying to encourage a sense of responsibility.

 

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About maggiec

Educator, writer, world traveler, bibliophile, theater devotee, cat lover, mother of an actor, adopted auntie to hundreds. Spreading love (and literacy), one day at a time.
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