You know, I've often wondered what's happening with our economy and society today.
Maybe I'm just a throwback because most of my raising was done by my grandparents..
I mean, whatever happened to taking responsibility for your actions?
I don't see many of our banks and lending institutions taking responsibility for the things they've done. They're just trying to cover over their mistakes, and have someone else pay for it all.
How about taking pride in your work?
I've blogged on here quite a few times about the idiots I work with. However, I wouldn't be caught dead trying to pass off some half-assed work just because I know that it would be ruined in a tenth of the time it took to fix. Why? Because it's my job, and I'll do it to the best of my ability.
There are trends and common occurances that I've witnessed that really start to bother me. "Plausible deniability" and such are phrases that I really don't like to see in the news, but they seem to happen all to often.
"Don't blame me, I was following orders."
Yeah. I hate this one too. Why? Because the lump of fat you have sitting on your shoulders should give you some idea of what's right, and what's wrong. If it's wrong, you need to stand up for what's right. Don't just turn your head, and do it because you were told to. That is what makes a person an accessory. Stand up for what you've been taught, and do the right thing. You'll stand out, you'll stand apart, and you'll be marked. This isn't a bad thing. Why? Because you'll be the one in the right, and doing what is right is always the best bet.
It might not always be popular.
It might get you into trouble from time to time.
It might even cost you more than you're willing to give.
But I've decided that I'm going to take a stand.
I'm going to be accountable for my actions. I'm not going to follow the group, and I'm not going to be one to shy away from the confrontation either.
I'm here to say that things aren't looking too nice, and I want to change that.
I'm here to say that if more folks were to take responsibility for what they say and do, we wouldn't be in the serious mess we're in now.
Who's with me on this?
I know. Not many. It's not feasible.
That's what makes it that much more of a challenge.