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Something I was taught

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Feb. 14th, 2008 | 07:19 am

I was taught a long time ago.

If you don't claim responsibility. You will never change anything.

Responsibility is not fault.

Simple example.

When one has placed something on the table and accidentally knocks it off.

If one accepts they played a part in it's fall One can pay attention to it when it next occurs.

If one complains about the mess, grumbles about having to clean it, Complain about bad quality of glass. It will again be placed precariously and be knocked off.

There is no need to accept fault.
But as people we need to accept responsibility.

As Humans... We need to accept other humans have done things, and that by accepting those things we can move on.

I need to remind myself of this more often.
So I tell you all. So that you may tell me when I forget.

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from: sols_light
date: Feb. 14th, 2008 12:24 pm (UTC)

Perhaps more pertintently, how much responsibility is too much? We can try to take responsibility for everything we see in the world and yet end up with none from being torn in too many directions. Simple awareness of a thing does not make it a part of your living reality. You place the glass carefully next time to reaffirm its worth as a thing you choose to be responsible for. You can not be responsible for everything, so not only should you choose to be responsible, you should also apply your values and choose your glasses with care.

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