Tia U. Robinson
January 26, 2012
Personal responsibility can be defined in many ways. It has different meaning in many aspects of daily life. This essay will discuss the definition of personal responsibility and how it relates to both daily living and education. This essay will also discuss a preliminary plan to practice personal responsibility in education. Personal responsibility means being accountable for one’s own conduct and being willing to receive the consequences of those actions, whether positive or negative. It has several other meanings such as personal growth; it demonstrates strength of character, making right choices, dependency, and so forth. “Personal responsibility is one’s ability to take care of oneself by means of, keeping healthy, managing one’s emotions, keeping a sound mind, treating yourself with respect…,” (“Can you define,” 2012). “All blame is a waste of time. No matter how much you fault you find with another, and regardless of how much you blame him or her, it will not change you, “(Dyer, 1996-2009). Personal responsibility is a learned behavior. We, as human beings, are not born with this ability. At a young age we are taught by our parents to act responsibly. We are assisted by them to obtain a way of life and personal qualities that are used in our daily lives as we mature to adulthood. “If you want children to keep their feet on the ground, put some responsibility on their shoulders,” (Van Buren, 2012). Personal responsibility and college success both require commitment and dedication, a positive attitude, set goals and priorities and, most of all, believing in self. Personal Responsibility3
They both require one to take an honest inventory of strengths, weaknesses, abilities, talents, qualities and optimistic points....