Being Responsible
Responsibility: the state, fact, or position of being accountable to somebody or something. Here are some ways of being responsible. Work is sacred, good, right and honorable; it’s required. This system assured the needy their dignity to work.:

  • A responsible person can be depended on to do what he says he will do.
  • A responsible person never blames others for mistakes he makes.
  • A responsible person takes care of her possessions.

    Responsibilities as duties, jobs, tasks: a set of responsibilities as the as the things I am in charge of, or responsible for getting done. These are often very specific

    Responsibility is often tied up with questions about whether actions leading to failures were voluntary (or involuntary) in particular ways.

    Responsibility talk around success is rarer and tends to arise in situations of ambiguity or dispute, whereas responsibility talk also occurs in in failure situations where the attribution is clear and straightforward.

  • Law vs. Ethics
    Law: Codified standards and rules of conduct established by a society. These standards govern morality and set parameters on what is acceptable and unacceptable. They are the morals a society has chosen to establish.

    Ethics: Based on morality may be consistent with legal requirements but often extend beyond what is merely legislated by society and demanded by the court system.

    Practical Guidelines
    Three questions you can ask as you make decisions.

    Is it legal? That provides a baseline determination of the morality or the ethic of a particular decision.

    Is it balanced? In other words, how does it impact others and their rights and needs?

    Does it pass the six o’clock evening news test? In other words, would you be comfortable with having your decision made public on the evening television news edition?

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