We all know innately it is important to be responsible, to take responsibility for ourselves and our actions, as well as taking responsibility for others and their wellbeing. But what does it mean, really, to be responsible and to take responsibility for something or someone? Perhaps with that understanding, life could be better lived by all.
What is Responsibility
As defined by Webster’s 1828 Dictionary, responsibility is the state of being accountable or answerable, as for a trust or office, or for a debt. A more recent definition, this from WorldNet, is a form of trustworthiness; the trait of being answerable to someone for something or being responsible for one’s conduct.
In life, trustworthiness is a most esteemed commodity, for with it comes the rewards of friendship and loyalty, good business dealings and the resulting remunerative benefits, a happier family with shared mutual trust, and not the least of it, a person who trusts themselves. Further, the trait of being answerable to someone includes self, as well as all others depending on the individual who is responsible for some area of life, whether as a partner, a parent, an employee, a boss, a friend, a family member, or simply a member of the human race.
Being responsible for one’s conduct includes, but is not limited to, taking only those actions which benefit survival and contribute to longevity and wellbeing, and conduct which enhances self and others as opposed to causing harm. And it is easily seen that if an individual falls short of his or her responsibilities to self and others initially, it would include recognition of that shortsightedness, and stepping forward to take the actions necessary to rectify any damage or wrongness or less-than-optimum conditions resulted from that level of irresponsibility. It is then possible to envision how a person taking responsibility for self, for his or her own actions and with a look to how those actions and conduct affected others, then life for all involved would be more livable, more enjoyable and with more hope for a better future.
Narconon Arrowhead Treatment and Responsibility
The Life Skills Courses are an integral part of the rise of responsibility of those on the Narconon Arrowhead drug rehabilitation treatment program. The student of these courses learns how to study, how to communicate better with others, how to confront tough situations, how to be in communication with the environment as it exists now rather than how it existed in the past, how to understand the cause and remedy for the ups and downs in life, the restoration of the individual’s personal values and integrity, how to change and improve the conditions of life, and finishing with The Way To Happiness, a commonsense code or moral conduct.
As one student who experienced that rise in responsibility as a result of the Narconon Arrowhead drug rehabilitation treatment program wrote:
“I came to Narconon in 1990. At that time I was not a happy person….all through my teen years I had done a lot of drugs…when my early 20’s came and my life had no direction I found myself increasingly depressed and confused about myself.
Doing the Narconon Program really increased my responsibility in life and made it possible for me to be happy in my life.
Since doing the program I have a new found purpose in life. I am now not only able to help myself and improve the condition of my own life but I also dedicate myself to seeing that others are able to achieve this same stability for their lives. I have nearly 13 years clean and I also went out and got my Bachelors of Business Administration in Accounting. I can really make things happen for myself now something I couldn’t do on drugs.
Every day I contribute something good and beneficial to society and this makes me proud to be me. That is a wonderful thin…Narconon has given me direction and purpose. Now each day is a new adventure that I can look forward to!!!”
R.R. Narconon Graduate
It is there, in those special words of this person, the relationship of responsibility to happiness, to purpose, to the importance of helping others and how taking responsibility for oneself and others opens the door to a life worth living.
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