The Lack Of Accepting Personal Responsibility For One 's Own Life

1387 Words Dec 16th, 2016 6 Pages
The lack of accepting personal responsibility for one’s own life is a character flaw with which many ,Americans struggle. Consider a man that was cautioned by his mother to become financially stable in his life before having children. He did not heed her advice and created three children before completing college. The choices he made resulted in him working long hours, paying endless amounts of child support, and having no time for a social life of his own. He chronically complained and while he created his own storm, he got upset when it rained (Tagore). While some people wisely accept personal responsibility for the situations they have created due to the choices and decisions they choose to make, others fall back on self-justification methods seeming to lack the ability to take responsibility for their own lives, thus affecting our nation in many negative ways. Per the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, narcissism is an “excessive interest in one’s self; or self-centeredness arising from failure to distinguish the self from external objects” (Merriam-Webster.com). This is a contributing factor of the growing problem of the Americans whom refuse to acknowledge their unproductive behaviors. “If it seems like responsibility-shirking is on the rise, it may not be your imagination. Narcissism has risen 30% among college students since 1979, and studies show their self-confidence is at an all-time high” (artofmanliness.com). People are very focused on themselves and…

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