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TierasPet June 11th, 2014 1:47am

As a nation, do you feel we are creating a mindset that actively allows people to not take responsibility for their own choices?

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jab87
06/12/14 4:29 pm

Oh yeah....it's called liberalism....socialism and voting blue

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vin woof
06/12/14 2:26 pm

Reminds me of the police killing/ murdering people and they get paid leave. The city gets a lawsuit and the tax payers flip the bill.

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dovirstrgn Austin
06/12/14 8:57 am

On the contrary, more than any other developed nation, we love to blame people for things beyond their control. You can see it everywhere - indifference toward the homeless and addicted, opposition to reparations, etc.

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ScrewU Gone
06/12/14 7:54 am

I think the mindset is taking over, but I don't think it was "actively" or deliberately promoted. Carelessly perhaps. Short-sightedly. Selfishly. But not intentionally v

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Nos4at2 demented weirdo
06/12/14 12:01 am

of course, it us much easier to have the internet babysit your kid, and then complain when they get bullied or hacked because of lack of guidance.

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Emma Austin.ish.
06/11/14 10:27 pm

yes. especially in schools, which is particularly unfortunate.

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waterstar
06/11/14 10:18 pm

I think the pendulum is starting to swing towards responsibility.

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TierasPet
06/12/14 6:00 am

That's an interesting view, do you have any examples?

waterstar
06/13/14 4:16 am

I think there is a growing general intolerance for excuses and some people with the mindset of dependency are finder it harder to qualify for some of the safety nets. 'Course, my view could be skewed since participating in SOH

TierasPet
06/13/14 6:07 am

I think that is true of many SOH users. I question how true that is of the country as a whole.

htcbump Florida
06/11/14 9:30 pm

Left or right....own up to your mistakes and question your own motives. Please please think of 2nd and 3rd order effects (unintended consequences). Lastly, say what you belief and not how the other side thinks or believes.

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r3dhead
06/11/14 9:08 pm

(De)pendency
(De)mocrat
See the connection? Thanks liberals who don't work, I love going to work, so I can support you all too :/

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madeit Houston Area
06/11/14 8:46 pm

Most definitely.
Admirably good question!

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TierasPet
06/12/14 6:01 am

Thanks madeit.

Krazy1 One for fun
06/11/14 4:48 pm

Sadly, yes. But I am overly cynical because of how I raised.

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TierasPet
06/12/14 6:01 am

I don't think you're over cynical at all. :)

waterstar
06/13/14 4:20 am

Haha, Krazy, blame you parents!

ladyniner81 no hope for humanity
06/11/14 1:03 pm

This country caters to the stupid.

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egglayer
06/11/14 6:54 am

Oh, yes...

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WhoAreYou Up In The Trees
06/11/14 5:39 am

Apparently so. People vote on a presidential candidate and then they just cannot understand why things are getting worse instead of better. You voted them in - deal with it.

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mugendraco Alabama
06/11/14 5:17 am

God yes! I've been thinking this for a while, and it annoys and scares the crap outta me.

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TierasPet
06/11/14 7:31 am

It scares me too but it also makes me extremely angry.

closed Lol hi
06/10/14 11:01 pm

Damn, I am pleasantly surprised by the comments here! Awesome guys!

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TierasPet
06/11/14 7:31 am

I am too and I'm glad to see them.

closed Lol hi
06/10/14 11:00 pm

Yes!! I can't even list all of the scenarios where this applies. Too many times are people in this country told that they are a victim of someone else, but in reality, it's their own dumbass choices.

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Antoinette Michigan
06/10/14 8:51 pm

YES. I am terrified of my generation. So. Lazy. Ugh!

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jestana My Minds Eye
06/10/14 8:28 pm

This poll and the comments here give me hope. SOH'ers you rock. Take a stand. Demand responsible action!

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TierasPet
06/11/14 7:32 am

It gives me hope as well.

suppressedID IMEACH BIDEN
06/10/14 8:14 pm

Thank the lawyers.

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TierasPet
06/11/14 7:32 am

I believe we can thank quite a few people for this mess.

Zod Above Pugetropolis
06/10/14 8:11 pm

Yes, I really do. It seemed to start with litigation, spreading the blame to draw in as many parties as possible, and has gotten to where the immediate reaction to anything seems to be to point fingers rather than acknowledge fault.

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TierasPet
06/11/14 7:33 am

Well said, Zod.

calicosolo Wisconsin
06/10/14 7:51 pm

Yes! My generation is considered lazy

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CTYankee!!! Connecticut
06/10/14 7:49 pm

Everything is everyone else's fault and I'm going to sue them because of it

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talltree88
06/10/14 8:25 pm

It's the, "coffee I bought at McDonald's is too hot and burned me so I'll sue them," syndrome. This type of thinking has become epidemic and systemic.

Whichendisup uniquely unoriginal
06/10/14 7:44 pm

yes. parents see no wrong in their children ("not my kid"), who's handing out the latest freebie is the next great thing, it seems there is always a reason to mitigate a perpetrator (hard past, victim should have known better)....very upsetting.

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TierasPet
06/11/14 7:33 am

It is very upsetting. It's leading us into a disaster.

2katz I live in Nebraska
06/10/14 7:34 pm

Yes. I attribute this mostly to the liberal influence, the demands of PC, the growing sense of entitlement that comes from the Robin Hood mentality.

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imanag My heaven on Earth
06/10/14 7:19 pm

Definitely and it upsets me.

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Diogenes FreeMeBe
06/10/14 7:05 pm

We coddle and provide livelihoods for lazy, non-contributors. Girls can become pregnant several times, deliver several bastard children, and be supported by the state instead of the sweat of mom or dad.

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TierasPet
06/11/14 7:35 am

I am extremely tired of paying for other people's bad choices. Ar some point, the idea of responsibility had better come back to this nation or this nation will fall apart.

Diogenes FreeMeBe
06/11/14 7:43 am

Hopefully the historic rejection of Eric Cantor is a good start. Perhaps it will awaken the Republican core in Washington that the Tea Party is not going away.

TierasPet
06/10/14 6:53 pm

Inspired by OhTheIrony and Shazam.

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Casper Deep inthe Heart ofTexas
06/10/14 6:52 pm

Pet: you nailed it.
We have a dependency problem.

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chickencookie Jihad Joe
06/10/14 6:50 pm

Just look around you. Its everywhere.

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TierasPet
06/11/14 7:36 am

I agree. You said this very well. Looking at the comments on this poll it is everywhere.

Kay41 the Midwest
06/10/14 6:50 pm

It does seem that way. I see this all the time at school both through students and their parents. I could give you story after story.

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TierasPet
06/11/14 7:36 am

I'm sure you could. It's all very disturbing to me.

Spartacus AUSTIN
06/10/14 6:49 pm

Why yes I do.

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TierasPet
06/11/14 7:36 am

Why, I agree.

swervin Maryland
06/10/14 6:49 pm

Yes and it both disgusts me and pisses me off. Why can't people just admit when they mess up and try to solve their own problems?

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TierasPet
06/10/14 7:15 pm

Me too. If I start replying to comments on this poll right now I am extremely likely to say something out of line. That's the only reason I'm waiting.