- How would you define a responsible person?
I would define a responsible person as someone committed to complete the tasks and works assigned on time and putting effort on it. Moreover, I consider that being responsible includes accepting the consequences and acknowledging when mistakes have been made. Responsible people tend to be very organised.
- Are you a responsible person? Why or why not? Give examples of people you know in your personal life or in the public domain who are responsible. How do these individuals support your definition?
I consider myself a responsible person, as I am able to organise myself to complete tasks on time. I don’t like having anything pending, I usually try to complete my work with enough time. However, I sometimes find difficult to accept mistakes and correct them, which is why I am not totally responsible in that way. I believe my mother is an example of a responsible person. She is very organised and likes to complete tasks and work with a lot of anticipation, she never has anything pending. People always trust her when talking about work matters.
- How does one learn to become a responsible person? Who are the “teachers” and where do we find them in our lives?
I don’t know if there is a formula to become a responsible person. I think commitment is needed, and being able to get organised and to listen partners and teachers. In different stages of life it will be fundamental to become responsible if the objective is succeeding, which is why it depends on each person the way of learning how to become responsible. However, there are different people that can guide or help us. I think that these teachers I am talking about are not only the ones we find at school or university, but also every people in our lives which guide and push us to become more responsible and better everyday. I consider that we can find teachers in different aspects of our life, and even we can be teachers too if we are responsible and we find partners struggling to get there.
- Is being responsible a character trait that you value a lot?
Why or why not?
I really value being responsible, as it is a big step needed to be successful. Being responsible involves organisation, commitment and effort, which are key characteristics for us to achieve our goals, not only in our jobs, school or career, but also in our daily life.
- The Golden Rule is “Do unto others as you would have others do unto you.” What does this statement mean? Can you think of a situation in your own life in which you used this statement as the guiding principle for the action that you took? If “yes,” explain.
The Golden Rule means that we should treat others the way we would like others to treat us. Although I cannot remember a particular situation in which I used this principle, I have known this principle since I am little, as my family and teachers always repeated it. This statement is very useful in many aspects of our lives, and definitely no matter our age. We should always respect, tolerate and treat others the way we like to be respected, tolerated and treated. We should always take this statement into consideration when we are interacting or discussing with others. It is a principle I usually remember of, and that is very important for everyone to follow.