PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY AND REALITY
GEN/200: Foundations for General Education and Professional Success
A few weeks before election night, Mitt Romney was dealt a huge blow to his campaign when it was leaked a video of him speaking to donors about the American voters. “My job is not to worry about those people,” Mitt Romney said. “I’ll never convince them they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives.” (Davidson, 2012) He was talking about forty-seven per cent of the American population. What Mr. Romney learned right after, is that personal reasonability is something we all have and some people have harder choices then others when it comes to personal reasonability. This paper with focus on personal reasonability and the factors that may cause some to make difficult choices regarding it. Personal reasonability in a topic often disused in three forums: politics, academic, and business. Each has its own views and models for universal reasonability. They often over lap, and even more often come into conflict with one another. But that will not be the focus of this essay. This essay will focus on three factors, were a person’s ability to reasonably show personal reasonability is affected. The two factors are as follows: socio-economic status and educational status. To put some boundaries on these three broad subjects. This paper will not use those with any mental or physical disability as examples. These two groups have differing circumstances, then that of the general population. This paper will look at the people around those two groups. Such as family members and caregivers, but the two groups are excluded because by the very nature of the two groups, effects the two factors that will be discussed in the paper. Also un-employment will fall under socio-economic status, so weather a person is employed or not will be considered. To put it simply; the groups looked at in this paper are; able bodied, age...
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