Prompt B , “It is not the responsibility of the government or the legal system to protect a citizen from himself.“- Justice Percell. The lack of personal responsibility people are taking in today’s world is astounding. The biggest issue I can see with this is that no one is willing to step forward and take the blame for something they caused. In politics this happens all the time, like with the housing crisis in which the blame for it was thrown everywhere. But why not accept that it was possibly you who did it? In my generation this problem could become very dangerous if something like the housing crisis were to happen again. As seen in my classes no one is willing to take the blame if they missed an assignment or did not follow the rules. This is something as little as a homework or test grade too. What happens when it gets up scaled to losing your house? Even worse is that sometimes I have seen people in my grade even attempt to get their parents to take the blame, or complain for them. My History teacher last year had tens of parents complain for whenever their kids made bad grades in the class. Is it that hard to believe that you made a bad grade because…you did not study? If it is a hard class so be it, but don’t blame the teacher for the problems you brought on yourself. This is something that can even be applied trans- generational. This economic crisis was not brought on solely by the government; it involved the people as well. If you can’t afford a house, don’t buy it. If you aren’t able to pay off your credit cards, don’t max them out. I have been raised to only spend the money I know is coming, and that I know I will have. There should not have to be someone there to bail you out every time you make a mistake, you should try to get out of it yourself. Hopefully with my generation we are able to avoid the mistakes of the past generation. The only thing a bailout shows the government Prompt B is that we are not able to make the choices needed to sustain ourselves. I don’t want anyone holding my hand throughout life; I would rather live it myself. Although it is not possible to entirely avoid making mistakes, it does happen. It is not the end of the world to admit to yourself that you made a mistake. It just causes too much fighting for whenever you blame someone else for what you did. We need to hold ourselves responsible for our follies and not blame others for them first.
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