Does The Weight Of Responsibility Drag You Down?

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    The Weight Of Responsibility In Relationships - If you find yourself “drained” in a relationship, chances are you’re doing way too much to make things work and not keeping the weight of responsibility where it belongs.

    The Weight Of Responsibility In Work Place - Work is another big area where people allow the weight of responsibility to overwhelm them. They work longer hours than they want because they feel they don't have any choice. Many times this is combined with parenting, as in "I need to work to provide for my family.

    The Weight Of Responsibility In Health and Well Being - Are huge issues in society. This not only has a direct impact on the quality of life of individuals, families and communities, but also on all of us indirectly. Costs for treatment and care place a huge burden on the public purse, especially so in these times of fiscal prudence.

    Many people claim that they can't live by their values because they have responsibilities. They wear their responsibilities around their necks like a chain that weights them down and limits their actions.

    This is just another way of living by someone else's values.

    "But wait," you say, "I really do have responsibilities. I have a wife, children, a job, how can I just start living by my values?"

    The problem comes in a person's unquestioning acceptance of what the term responsibility means. For many, responsibility means giving up their own interests to spend all their time and energy caring for their children. For others responsibility means ignoring their own life to work long hours at a job they don't enjoy.

    Regardless of what responsibility means to you, if it feels like a weight then it's someone else's definition you're using.


    Thank you!!!

    Yes it truly does, espeically if you are the only that steps up to the plate so to speak because everyone else is to busy to be bothered.


    Well I do but I guess the one I am talking about is when my Mom had a severe stroke I was not her only child but I was the one that did everything for her which I do not regret but I worked full time in a high stress job and still do and the others did not work and still would not do anything. So I am sorry but yes that bothers me.


    Don't you think it's time for you to do something different?

    Sometimes it feels like a load on my shoulders,but once taken care of, it's a real boost to know I am capable. Could you imagine life without it though, no matter how heavy the load?.What kind of personalities would we have without them? Even as a small child, you are responsible for letting your parents know you are uncomfortable by crying, so essentially we are even born with the ability to be responsible. Hmmm unique thought...could it be a natural instinct?Something we hone and build through a life time?


    <a href="/users/3033/mom/">@mom</a> - I like your analogy and comparison between child and adult. As the Word says...1 Corinthians 13:11 When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things...

    out of votes, I still give you a TU!!!

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