Personal Responsibility Essay

1477 Words Mar 10th, 2012 6 Pages
| Personal Responsibility | | Gen /200: Foundation for General Education and Professional Success |

| Personal Responsibility | | Gen /200: Foundation for General Education and Professional Success |

University of Phoenix

February 20, 2012
Authored by: Renee Jackson
University of Phoenix

February 20, 2012
Authored by: Renee Jackson

Personal Responsibility is something many of us will either run from or accept. According to Kimberly Alyn (2010), “Personal Responsibility is becoming more and more scarce in our society. People want to blame everyone else for everything that goes wrong....creating a lack of trust ….as well as lack of respect” (p. 76). It is also has the power to change the lives of others as
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responsible for those actions and decisions that led to them”(p. 11). For example, we have been assigned to teams to complete a class project. This calls for everyone’s participation. However, as much as we want to think differently, the reality is that not everyone will be willing to participate in the assignment, whether it is fully or 50% of the time, or they are will not give 100% toward the assignment. Sadly, this is something the group must deal with and as a result, suffer the consequences from it. According to a survey done by Eric L. Dey and Associates, “Students, faculty, administrators and student affairs staff on 23 campuses believe that personal and social responsibility should be a major focus of attention….” (p. 3). This also brings to mind another importance point our instructor brought out in our discussion was the importance of applying critical thinking when making a decision. Through using this method, one is able to take in consideration not only the problem, but those involved; they will also consult with others in order get a different perspective on how others would solve the issue; and as a result you’re able to reach a resolution that is both ethical and just.
The result could range from the group getting a lesser grade than what they would have gotten if everyone participated fully or the nonparticipant could be asked to leave the class. Either way, both parties will suffer.
Whether we want to accept responsibility for our actions/decisions

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