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  1. 1. Character TraitResponsibility
  2. 2. Responsibility Definition: Being dependable and making good choices. ‘
  3. 3. Privilege, ComesResponsibility
  4. 4. Responsibility Quote The willingness toaccept responsibility for one’s own life is thesource from which self- respect springs. -Joan Didion
  5. 5. Responsibility QuoteIf you take responsibility for yourself you will develop a hunger toaccomplish your dreams. -Les Brown
  6. 6. Responsibility QuoteThe price of greatness is responsibility. -Sir Winston Churchill
  7. 7. Responsibility QuoteWe are accountable only to ourselves for what happens in our lives. -Mildred Newman
  8. 8. Responsibility Example Responsible people are accountable, pursue excellence, and exercise self- control.
  9. 9. Accountable Example Accepting the blame or credit for one’s choices or behaviors.
  10. 10. An accountable personthinks before acting, is reliable, and accepts responsibility for theconsequences of his/her choices
  11. 11. An accountableperson doesn’tmake excuses, orblame others formistakespersonally made.
  12. 12. An accountable personsets a good example forothers to look up to.
  13. 13. Pursue Excellence: exhibiting diligence, perseverance, andstriving for continuous improvement.
  14. 14. Excellence Example A person pursuing excellence does his/her best at all times, being careful, prepared, and informed.
  15. 15. A person pursuingexcellence finishes whathe/she starts and doesn’t give up easily.
  16. 16. A person pursuing excellence takes theresponsibility of looking for ways to improve his/her work.
  17. 17. A person pursuing excellence doesn’tsurrender to obstacles or excuses, instead overcoming them.
  18. 18. Responsibility Words Accountable  Excellence Dependable  Prepared Reliable  Informed Honest  Acceptance Trustworthy
  19. 19. The Wolf and theCrane
  20. 20. A Wolf had been gorging on an animal he had killed, when suddenly a smallbone in the meat stuck in his throat and he could not swallow it. He soon feltterrible pain in his throat, and ran up and down groaning and groaning andseeking for something to relieve the pain. He tried to induce every one hemet to remove the bone. "I would give anything," said he, "if you would takeit out." At last the Crane agreed to try, and told the Wolf to lie on his sideand open his jaws as wide as he could. Then the Crane put its long neckdown the Wolfs throat, and with its beak loosened the bone, till at last it gotit out."Will you kindly give me the reward you promised?" said the Crane.The Wolf grinned and showed his teeth and said: "Be content. You have putyour head inside a Wolfs mouth and taken it out again in safety; that oughtto be reward enough for you."
  21. 21. Discussion Questionsfor “The Wolf and theCrane.” 1. Did the crane consider the consequences of her actions?
  22. 22. Discussion Questionsfor “The Wolf and theCrane.” 2. Have you ever done something, then realized afterwards that you were fortunate to be unharmed by the consequences?
  23. 23. Discussion Questionsfor “The Wolf and theCrane.” 3. When you do something without thinking about the consequences, such as breaking a family rule, do you usually accept the consequences willingly?
  24. 24. Discussion Questionsfor “The Wolf and theCrane.”4. Is it good to understand actions and consequences at a young age?
  25. 25. Discussion Questionsfor “The Wolf and theCrane.” 5. Why do our decisions and actions have consequences?
  26. 26. Responsibility QuoteGood men prefer to be accountable. -Michael Edwardes
  27. 27. Responsibility Quote You can’t escape the responsibility oftomorrow by evading it today. -Abraham Lincoln