Thursday, February 1, 2007

Sharing (part II)

So I saved the most important part for today... Sharing responsibility. I think that if people would take responsibility for their own actions the world would be a much better place. Now I seem to have contradicted myself. Here's how I see it:

If you are overweight and you go and sue Macdo because you're overweight, that is just wrong. Nobody has ever forced food down your throat, those are choices that you make and you need to take responsibility and deal with the consequences. I also don't want to let McDonald's off the hook because they use some questionable marketing strategies by targeting children and getting the poor kids hooked on the crack called happy meals. We need to share responsibility.

Although I NEVER go to Macdos, I too can take responsibility for some of the overweight people who frequent fast food restaurants. I have never written a letter of complaint and I've never really taken a stand against them, except on this blog that 4 people read. Does that mean that I'm going to write them a letter? No, I have other things on my plate to keep me busy, but that doesn't mean that I'm not a little responsible. I can live with that.

I have a harder time living with the pollution that I add to the earth and the pollution that I allow others to add to the earth. I am furthering my education so that I can take some action and I do speak up more on that position than on others.

If you're not part of the solution, you're part of the problem. (I think that is a quote, but I don't know who wrote it.)


Emily said...

Amen to that! One of my biggest frustrations while working my job is dealing with people who don't want to take responsibility for their mistakes, and at the least, for their known duties. Laziness abounds, and I have often wondered if its just where I work, or if society is actually getting so spoiled that they don't expect to work or take on any responsibility before they get what they want. Interestingly, I have also noticed a disturbing trend that most of my coworkers have horrible credit and don't manage their money well. Is this just a weird coincidence, or is all america doing this? Boring money and not paying it back is the ultimate sign of not "doing your part."

Emily said...

lol..that was supposed to say borrowing...not boring money..whoops.