from Brent Smith for World Net Daily:
Personal responsibility means being accountable for your actions. It’s not about deflecting, or blaming others.
But it seems that far too many do just that these days.
When we were young children, it was easy to deflect blame to a sibling. “He or she told me to do it, or made me do it” – whatever “it” happened to be at the time.
Parents, however, if they were any good, wouldn’t let us get away with it. They would come back with, “Well, if he or she told you to jump off a bridge, you would do it?”
Of course, the answer would be no, and their point made.
But somewhere along the way, this lesson got lost. Now our children often default to, “it’s not my fault – someone made me,” etc. However, we can’t really blame the children. They are being taught to flip the script of “sticks and stones will break my bones but words will never hurt me.”
Now our weakened, feminized society has come to blame words more than sticks or stones. And this lack of personal responsibility and accountability sometimes ends in tragedy.
Recently, a young woman was charged with involuntary manslaughter involving the death of her boyfriend.
CBS News reports that prosecutors want a former Boston College student to return to the U.S. from Korea to face an involuntary manslaughter charge after her college boyfriend committed suicide.
One might assume that this young woman is some sort of Jack Kevorkian – that she injected him or some such thing. But no, this suicide was apparently caused only by words – and a weak will.
And no, this wasn’t a cult thing.
Evidently, the young man who committed suicide, Alexander Urtula, and his girlfriend, Inyoung You (yep – that’s her name), exchanged thousands of text messages, in which she encouraged Urtula to off himself.