March 18, 2014
Father, what degree do you have? I reply to my children, I do not have a degree because college is not for me. Beside I have to work to provide the family needs in daily life. Are that enough responsibilities? Or is that an excuse you want to give to your children. Or you accept your responsibility by going to college to a degree. What is personal responsibility? To me, it is being responsible for your own actions, words, and thought. Although too much or lack-off personal responsibility can lead a great deal of stress, but having possessing a great personal responsibility can lead to college success because hard work, commitment, and personal sacrifices. Being responsible is being accountable for your word. For example; if you promise your son or daughter something, you must abide by your word. That is being responsible through word. Word can lead other to follow with great responsibility, in this case my son or daughter can always learn from me and teach them responsible value. For example; taking charge of your own health is a vital responsibility for your kid can follow. Exercise is a great way to control your health, but you must have a will of commitment to focus on your exercise. Take charge and get involve with your children throughout your exercise activities will teach a lesson of responsibility. This is according to Pickard, L. E. (1983). TAKING CHARGE. Second, responsible can be your action. If your action is just mouthy and without action than it is not responsibility, it turns into word without action. I tell my son or daughter that education is the key to success in life, therefore; they must go through college to achieve a higher degree in something. If I do not have some type of credentials or degree they would look at me in a difference perspective. They still treat as a father but not a mentor or an educator aspect point of view. So...
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