Oktober Means Beer, and a Large Side of Personal Responsibility

When researching the connection between personal responsibility and beer, one of the top search results was the link: Can I Sue a Bar if I Get a DUI in LA? Of course, it was. Give me a break. How about leaving the bar alone and suing your parents for malpractice instead? If you only got the DUI and survived to try to hold someone else accountable, consider yourself lucky. It helps to learn the lesson while it’s still relatively painless. Because if you don’t, the stakes get higher. Before ingesting and imbibing, and while we are are still in our right minds, let’s make the plan so there’s no possible way we’re driving (or even riding) if there’s possible intoxication. The person getting thei

Personal Responsibility: An Essential, Empowering Element in Designing a Life

“Maturity doesn’t come with age…maturity begins with the acceptance of responsibility for our words, our thoughts, our motives, our actions, and our attitudes.” – Pastor A.R. Bernard Political scientist, Ron Haskins in a piece for the Brookings Institution defined personal responsibility as the “willingness to both accept the importance of standards that society establishes for individual behavior and to make strenuous personal efforts to live by those standards.” He adds that, when these standards are not met, responsible people do not play victim and “do not look around for some factor outside themselves to blame.” Being completely responsible for yourself and the choices you make is not a

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