As a nation, do you feel we are creating a mindset that actively allows people to not take responsibility for their own choices?
Oh yeah....it's called liberalism....socialism and voting blue
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.
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.
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
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.
yes. especially in schools, which is particularly unfortunate.
I think the pendulum is starting to swing towards responsibility.
That's an interesting view, do you have any examples?
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
I think that is true of many SOH users. I question how true that is of the country as a whole.
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.
See the connection? Thanks liberals who don't work, I love going to work, so I can support you all too :/
Admirably good question!
Sadly, yes. But I am overly cynical because of how I raised.
I don't think you're over cynical at all. :)
Haha, Krazy, blame you parents!
This country caters to the stupid.
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.
God yes! I've been thinking this for a while, and it annoys and scares the crap outta me.
It scares me too but it also makes me extremely angry.
Damn, I am pleasantly surprised by the comments here! Awesome guys!
I am too and I'm glad to see them.
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.
YES. I am terrified of my generation. So. Lazy. Ugh!
This poll and the comments here give me hope. SOH'ers you rock. Take a stand. Demand responsible action!
It gives me hope as well.
Thank the lawyers.
I believe we can thank quite a few people for this mess.
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.
Well said, Zod.
Yes! My generation is considered lazy
Everything is everyone else's fault and I'm going to sue them because of it
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.
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.
It is very upsetting. It's leading us into a disaster.
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.
Definitely and it upsets me.
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.
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.
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.
YES...where to begin...
Inspired by OhTheIrony and Shazam.
Pet: you nailed it.
We have a dependency problem.
Just look around you. Its everywhere.
I agree. You said this very well. Looking at the comments on this poll it is everywhere.
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.
I'm sure you could. It's all very disturbing to me.
Why yes I do.
Why, I agree.
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?
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.