“The most important thing is to have a sense of responsibility, commitment, and concern for each of our fellow human beings.” – Dalai Lama
Sense of responsibility connotes the awareness of one’s legal duty and moral obligation, not only to oneself but to others as well. We are taught to dutifully fulfill our tasks but it also teaches us to see, acknowledge and respond to a need beyond our own. This need may be found in our homes, communities, offices or agencies. If this need was left unattended, it may cause grave consequences like a domino falling on each other leading to disarray. Thus, sense of responsibility encourages us to look beyond our individual chores at hand. It is contributing to something beyond our own well-being and honoring oneself for the contribution made. For this reason, sense of responsibility cultivates in us the basic lessons of life.
Embracing responsibility fosters character development and challenges people in building self-discipline and trustworthiness. Practicing sense of responsibility affects how we handle our life and how we make an effort to achieve meaning in life. As we mature and grow in stature, our authority and power increase that our responsibilities become more expansive. We have responsibility to ourselves, to our family, to our friends, to the community, and to the whole society. It is very vital to personally feel responsible in life. We should do things that have been entrusted to us whether for our own benefit or for others. We need to stir consciousness within us of the responsibilities assigned to us either through directives or through unwritten rules.
In return, by performing our tasks or by taking initiative, we become sensitive of the many things surrounding us and we give ourselves limitless chances to grow and mature. We remove obstacles in learning, thus, facing our tasks would be easier that unleashes our true capabilities and God-given potentials. It also aids us to step out of our comfort zones and explore greater possibilities and opportunities.
It can be best learned when we become responsible of ourselves by taking control of our lifestyle. In taking all responsibilities in life seriously and honorably, we become mature representative of God. Let us then achieve our goals for doing things at its peak towards glorifying God. Let us take responsibility of our personal growth and development so we become an asset in society rather than a liability. We are God’s honorable vessels and instruments. (JVS, CRFV)
CRFV Winning Team
A company of men and women who have committed their lives to the cause of national transformation.