Reaping what you sow – cause and effect. Sound familiar? For instance at some point you will be told that when you board somebody else’s boat and you break the head it’s your responsibility.
So here you have two choices when things go bad.
- You put on that rubber glove and do what you have to to get rid of the evidence, then pony up and fit the bill to replace the $80 plastic part you destructively abused. One of the side consequences in the meantime was rendering for indefinite amount of time the non use of a head. Oh, not to mention this was in a month of harsh Toronto winter weather. Forcing me and a small school girl to brave the freaking cold weather to run to the clubhouse every time nature called.
- Say oh well, things happen it was an accident. Then use the very handle you ripped off and threaten to beat the captain if he says anything more about the matter.
For those who are reading guess which choice Craig made?
TAKING RESPONSIBILITY IS A SIGN OF MATURITY.
Having responsibility is the duty or obligation to act. Taking responsibility is acknowledging and accepting the choices you have made, the actions you have taken, and the results they have led to. True autonomy leads to both having responsibility and taking responsibility.
WE ALL KNOW THE CONSEQUENCES OF OUR ACTIONS, BUT WHAT HAPPENS WHEN SOMEONE NEVER LEARNS TO ACCEPT THEM?
Well, they never learn. They keep repeating the same mistakes over and over, without ever figuring out how to avoid negative consequences in the first place.
So what can I say? The victim’s voice will be heard one day it will be heard!