In the long run, we shape our lives, and we shape ourselves. The process never
ends until we die. And choices we make are ultimately our own responsibility.”
This very important statement came from Eleanor Roosevelt. Some people think
responsibility is taking care of paying your bills. Others think it’s going to work
every day. Responsibility is also taking care of your kids. My personal
definition of responsibility is taking control of your education, understanding
acceptable middle school behavior, and taking care of others.
I read an article about a very responsible young lady. The article was called
“Malala the Powerful.” In this article, Malala was the first girl to go to school in
her country. She loved going to school, but the Taliban did not think it was right
for girls to go to school. They think “woman” and “girls” should be home taking
care of everything. But Malala was trying to get all the girls to go to school by
blogging about it. So one day after school Malala and her friend were on the
bus, and a Taliban member got on the bus and asked for Malala . He shot her
through the head, and shot her friends in the arm. Why? Because the Taliban
saw her as a threat to their rules. In the article by Kristen Lewis, she states that
“Malala’s messages were always the same. All children deserve the right to an
education.” This proves that Malala displayed responsibility because she took
responsibility for all girls to get an education.
I also read an article called “Responsibility in middle school.” There are several
different responsibilities in middle school. You need to be on time to all your
classes. You need all your supplies, and you need to be organized. You need to
be respectful to your teachers and peers. You must follow the dress code.
Anywhere you go, you will need your agenda throughout the building so
teachers and staff know where you are supposed to be and to make sure you are
not skipping class. Also, it helps to stay organized to know what you have to do
with homework or what to study. The author of the article, Karen LoBello, said
“understanding and information accepting the responsibility of middle school can make the
difference between success and failure.” This statement clearly shows that part
of the definition of responsibility is understanding what is acceptable and what
In my own life, I am responsible by telling my mom and dad where I’m going
when I leave the house. I can watch my little cousins and feed them. I like
taking care of elderly people. I don’t like seeing elderly people by themselves,
so I try to help them with their bags and things like that. I also keep up with my
phone, because that’s one thing I would never lose. So, responsibilities are
evident in daily life.
In conclusion, my definition of responsibility is taking control of your
education, understanding acceptable middle school behavior, and taking care of
others. To show responsibility, you must value education. Also you must be
able to understand middle school behavior that is appropriate and show it.
Lastly, a responsible person is able to care for others. Responsibility Is