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Responsibility, the missing link to progress

Everybody talks about responsibility. Over and over again we hear "I am responsible" however there are no repercussions, it is just three lovely words that are in fact a "get out of jail free card".

OK my friends let's bust this subject wide open!
On my fourth attempt TED finally allowed this conversation I suspect because the people involved in Corporations have a largest impact on "responsibility" simply because of the size of the organizations. This is not about "organizations". This is about individuals who are serving within organizations and that is where the responsibility lies.

I believe this lack of responsibility at the core of every organization is the biggest problem the world has ever experienced and it is about time we looked at it. As long as the world continues to bury it head in the sand and ignore this chaos will prevail.

Just because we put on a different mask at work does not relieve us as individuals of responsibility no matter what our corrupt laws may say.
"Man’s law is not just, it is just law"- Keith W Henline
“Law is mind without reason”- Aristotle

Recent Examples of Political Responsibility Gone Wrong:
Governor Chris Christie (Fort Lee Traffic Scandal)
Ex-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (Beghazi Scandal)
The American Solution (Wonderful.. Now they are Qualified to run for President)
It reminds me of the qualifications for getting into a gang or the Mafia

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Closing Statement from Keith W Henline

Responsibility of course is personal thing which spills over into every other aspect of our lives. Family, friends, business, religion, work and play all are effected by our ability to be responsible. That responsibility flows from the individual all the way to top of our government and back again. We love to point fingers at the government and shift the blame to anywhere else beside ourselves but that dog won't hunt, that excuse won't fly. I wrote this years ago and I think it is still the bottom line:

"The Law of supply and demand, you control it and no government, politician, corporation or military can break it. This law is the only viable solution to all the world's problems and it is totally up to you! If you want more pollution, crime poverty and injustice, keep buying what they are selling. If you want change, simply change your buying habits. It is that simple!"- Keith W Henline

It must start with you! "Be the change that you want to see in the world"- Mahatma Gandhi

Thank you one and all for your inspiring challenges and participation.

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    Dec 31 2013: Hi Colleen, I couldn't respond to your post further down.
    As to job descriptions, sure, they exist in corporations as well as in govt. However, job descriptions are guidelines and in general don't get into all the details, especially when we look at high level jobs.
    I agree with Fritzi that high level jobs require lots of professional judgements not in detail covered by job descriptions.
    "people within government organizations can be accountable and responsible by following the wishes of the majority."
    Yes, that is possible, which means that approx 50 % of the population remains unhappy or even worse, disagree, with decisions made by the political leadership. As we see with the current US government, approval ratings are clearly below 50 % so, not even the majority of the population is represented properly.
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      Dec 31 2013: Hi Harald....I found you and your comment! LOL:>)

      I was simply offering the idea that there ARE some job descriptions, in response to your statement..." the question also arises as to who defines the responsibilities".

      I agree....job descriptions are generally guidelines, AND that is a place to start! If a percentage of the population remains unhappy, disagree, and want to be represented more effectively, they need to get off their butts and make it happen!

      Happy New Year my friend, and may 2014 provide the opportunities for accountability and responsibility in our world:>)

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