A fundamental belief of mine is that we are responsible, as adults, for ourselves and our actions.
A responsible person, in my view, is response-able to the reality they face. Quality of their responses aside, these people can handle whatever the reality handed to them. Of course, we all make mistakes. But responsible people learn from their mistakes.
On the flip side, an irresponsible person cannot, or choose not to, deal with reality. They go through life and take no ownership for their actions. When things go wrong, they let others take the blame. It’s anybody’s, but their fault. God forbid.
Needless to say, I admire responsible people and hold compassion toward them (Believe I am not alone here). However, it’s the irresponsible tribe, children and sick people notwithstanding, whom I have a harder time feeling for them.
My view is the world already has enough problems. Better to be a part of the solutions, instead of the problems.
Am I being too critical?