The Chicken and the Egg, Which Came First?*

I think the whole world need to learn new words and define it. The words are accountability and responsibility. These are wonderful and scary words. It lets us take control of our destiny. It implies we have power over our thought and action.

The state of being accountable; liability to be called on to render an account; the obligation to bear the consequences for failure to perform as expected; accountableness.

Syn. -- answerability, answerableness
The way I look at it, if people are held responsible for their actions, that it's them and nobody else. On the other hand, if people keep pinning all that's wrong with them to their parents, care-givers, etc., then there is no real insentive to behave as a decent human being should.

re·spon·si·bil·i·ty (rĭ-spŏn's-bĭl'ĭ-tē)
n., pl. -ties.
The state, quality, or fact of being responsible.
Something for which one is responsible; a duty, obligation, or burden
The absense of these words is probably why people like Charles Carl Roberts IV mass murders and Foley molests. Momsquared said it best when she said...

I love how Foley puts it out there that he was molested as child. And then his
attorney comes out and says Foley isn't using his molestation as an exuse.

Being a victim doesn't entitle you to make victims of other people.

Take a look at this murder's story.

A gunman killed five girls and wounded seven before shooting himself in an Amish school in the US state of Pennsylvania.

...killing five girls execution-style before killing himself

The girls died from shots fired Wednesday by Charles Carl Roberts IV, a non-Amish neighbour who was angry with God, mourning his own child's death and longing to repeat molestation of younger children he committed as a child, police said.

Those poor little girls! The death tool rose to six now. This is an awful world we live in if we allow bad people like these to blame it on bad childhood or some other trauma. This is like the chicken and the eggs. Which came first? The abusing parent or the abused-murdering offspring? The cycle must end. We need to teach accountability and responsibility again.

*It's hard to be coherent when I can't hear myself think. But these are bad. It's probably why I should not listen to news. There's always grief and potential grief in there. I am thinking this is why some old men, instead of aging gracefully and kindly, turn rabid and vicious and basically render their life worthless. They think old-age excuses them from responsibility and accountability.


MomSquared said...

Very well said.

You even managed to leave out my gratuitous swearing. ;)

Your blog is pretty!

Simple American said...

This is why sex offenders should really be kept away from the rest of society. That was his aim to sexually abuse the girls first. Why did he have to kill them? These kind of people cannot be rehabilitated. They must be seperated for the sake of our children.

MomSquared said...

For once I agree with Simple American! Personally I hope my dad dies before he gets out of prison, because he will do it again to someone. Most of them do.

Serendipity said...

I think rehab is a waste on them. I always thought that a quick and painless death is cheaper for the economy for sure.