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I Accept Responsibility For My Own Actions

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    A few years ago, as I got out of my car,

    a big gust of wind blew my door into another car. It took me a while to locate the owner. We exchanged info and I paid for the damage. I got a thank you in the mail saying they could not believe that I didn't just leave while I had the chance. Here are the reasons I did not...
    SweetMae SweetMae 61-65, F 6 Responses Dec 8, 2013

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    I take full responsibility

    for the people I have hurt! Guilt and shame have cluttered my mind and heart. I'm slowly re-learning to love myself again and it feels great :-)
    gypsybelle gypsybelle 41-45, F 7 Responses Sep 5, 2014

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    When I know I've messed up no matter how hard

    it is I'll always admit it. Honesty is the best policy
    Getcrunk12 Getcrunk12 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 25, 2014

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    I make more than my fair share of mistakes

    but try to learn from each of them!
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Jan 5

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    Every experience is just another important

    life lesson.-disappointments and failure are two of the surest stepping -stones to syccess. So don't let a hard lesson harden your heart.
    Zelaleme Zelaleme 46-50, F 3 Responses Sep 13, 2014

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    Choices

    I have never taken the totally conventional route in life.  Sure, I have married (twice in fact) and have always worked hard but I have a very strong rebellious streak and will often do things which could be said to be unconventional and in some people's eyes irresponsible...
    womaninbliss womaninbliss 51-55, F 16 Responses Mar 7, 2010

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    What's the worst thing

    that can happen when accepting responsibility and consequences of your own actions, decisions, and choices? You build character! Its lies that cut you down and keep you there
    aloneinthekitchen aloneinthekitchen 46-50, F 5 Responses Jan 19

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    I think I matured a lot

    after my grandmothers passing. Even before her passing, and just after her stroke I feel I became a more responsible person. I had a lot more responsibilities and it wasn't a problem, I loved my grandma and would have done anything for. Since she left us, k continue to strive in...
    krazykaylove krazykaylove 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 28

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    im leaving work an hour early.

    ..... hmmm.......
    ocifersanchez ocifersanchez 31-35, F 7 Responses Jan 27

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    Falling on your sword,

    standing up for your decisions isn't hard to do, it's the only thing to do. We, as adults, society and a people have gotten so far removed from this simple concept it drives me crazy. In this fast paced, rat race we call life, we justify our poor decisions because we can't...
    Happinessisthinking Happinessisthinking 41-45, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    One thing I have learned in my half century

    plus one on this planet is that I am more than willing to take responsibility for my actions. They were mine. How could I not? Oh sure there were external factors, circumstances that factored in. There always are. But in the end, the decisions, be they good or bad, were mine.It...
    Chrye Chrye 51-55, F 3 Responses Jan 6

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    Yup.....

    I will take full responsibility for my actions......as soon as my actions start behaving more responsibly.
    NotHisBabydoll NotHisBabydoll 41-45, F 11 Responses Oct 8, 2013

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    I am the sum of all my thoughts,

    my deeds and my actions. Good, bad and otherwise. I arrived at where I am today because of them. It took me some time to mature and realize that this is true. ..... I alone am responsible for what has transpired in my life, and I accept that.
    deleted deleted 26-30 6 Responses Oct 1, 2014

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    Never Start Something Out With Sex .

    ..Slim Chance Of Being Another Other Than Just That
    amorato amorato 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 8

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    I accept and have always accepted responsibility

    for my own actions. If a person expects to be honest and dedicated you need to be responsible. If a person expects to get ahead in life you must be responsible.
    planter715 planter715 51-55, M 1 Response Mar 1

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    Great change brings palpable discomfort.

    Today, I made the statement to be released from my marital status in the most peaceful and constructive way. In anticipation of a rough ride, still I give thanks: orange light turns green -for hope. There is always a solution for everything, under grace. May things turn out...
    Injoy1767 Injoy1767 46-50, F 20 Responses Jan 1

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    I do Especially when I'm in trouble

    when its time for that lesson with the belt I don't arfue. I know it just make itworse. I've done wrong and I must learn my lesson. My parents aren't mean just expect me at 14 and oldest to set an example for my sisters. If Im in trouble I earned it my dad doesn't spank you...
    sassygirl15 sassygirl15 13-15, F 4 Responses Feb 16

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    The world owes me nothing.

    I take full responsibility for my role in life and I understand that it isn't always easy or fair.
    spiteyourface spiteyourface 16-17, F 2 Responses Oct 6, 2014

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    mother1983 mother1983 31-35, F 3 Responses Feb 17

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    I am a very responsible woman

    and take full responsibility for my own actions. I am not responsible for others in what they say and do. I have shaped and molded my children into being responsible for their own actions.
    olderfemalewithredhair olderfemalewithredhair 41-45, F 6 Responses 6 days ago

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    i always accept responsibility

    for my actions but sometimes other things are responsible for my actions, like last night i was in my friend house and when i wanted to come back it was very busy and it take more than 1 hour, my parents were so mad, they tell me even if busy i have to leave sooner to get home...
    mariere16 mariere16 18-21, F 7 Responses Feb 13

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    Don't Blame Someone Else

    I take full responsibility for where I am today....In a sexless, loveless, affection-less, marriage. I won't blame him for my 20-years of pain and loneliness because I could have left at any time, and yet I am still here. There are several reasons why I chose to stay over the...
    Carissimi Carissimi 56-60, F 59 Responses Nov 28, 2011

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    "The only thing that stands between you

    and your dream is the will to try and the belief that it is actually possible." -Joel Brown
    bluemoon2121 bluemoon2121 18-21, F 5 Responses Feb 11

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    Once upon a time when humans started thinking

    and understanding how special they are they learned many things on how to be and act like human also at the same they do mistakes when there is no choice for them but admit it later and accept the punishment or the affected one will forgive and it was common for all. But things...
    FightingTillTheEnd FightingTillTheEnd 31-35, M Jan 24

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    bobscock bobscock 51-55, M 2 Responses Feb 2

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    Still, I'm not responsible

    for the misinterpretations or misgivings of others. ...and I'm not responsible for those who wounded my soul. They can take that up with Divine Spirit. I will tell the truth and will continue to respect the integrity that comes with being honest. I will keep tuning in to...
    Injoy1767 Injoy1767 46-50, F 3 Responses Nov 4, 2014

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    I am In no way perfect.

    .. I have no problem admitting it in anyway. I make mistakes all the time and don't mind apologizing or owning up to it when I have to to. I would like to think it's a very important quality in life to have when you can admit where you are wrong you can learn how to fix it...
    Forbiddenkisses Forbiddenkisses 22-25, F 5 Responses Nov 10, 2014

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    I accept responsibility

    for my actions. It isn't always nice. But I can admit when I have done wrong.
    planter715 planter715 51-55, M 5 Responses Mar 8

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    Hmmmmm....Round one As thoughts pass

    through my mind where start where to begin .. So let this be the !st of many more to come .. What brings me to EP ..Questions seeking answers ... Answers seeking Questions Over the years as my life passes by in the few relationship's I have Lived in I'm NOT finding...
    joophomme joophomme 46-50, M 2 Responses Jan 11

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    I have made some bad decisions in my life

    and have always took responsibility even when it would have been easy to blame someone else. I cannot change these decisions. I could only learn from them and hope those involved could forgive me.
    Destined4Mischeif Destined4Mischeif 56-60, M 8 Responses Feb 9

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    I am a very responsible female

    for my own actions. I never want to embarrass my family, friends, co-workers, and employer. I try to live a clean life but without being a prude or a stiff shirt to my kids.
    jessicabeth jessicabeth 31-35, F 1 Response Feb 20

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    I don't always make the best choices I could.

    I mess up like most people. I am embarrassed sometimes by the mistakes I make but I can't hide from the consequences or push blame for things I am responsible for. If I can fix it I do my best to try and if I can't just fix it I do what I can to prevent it again
    SmirkandShoulderShrug SmirkandShoulderShrug 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 14

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    "For every action, there is an equal

    and opposite reaction." - Newton. If you can't handle the reaction, then don't do the action.
    WingsofTime WingsofTime 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 14, 2014

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    I take full responsibility

    for my own actions regardless of what they are. This is especially true when it involves others in my family and my close and personal friends. When I am doing something that may have consequences that affect others I will tell them about it so no one is embarrassed if brought...
    brunettewifeandmom brunettewifeandmom 31-35, F 3 Responses Feb 26

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    I suffer a little with claustrophobia

    so I always leave my door open when I'm home. The halls are like a hotel, and so you don't get too many strangers roaming around upstairs. I did once get a guy standing watching me while I took a shower once! He was looking for his daughter, who was six doors down from me. I...
    Rovigatti Rovigatti 18-21, F 6 Responses Feb 7

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    I screwed up this weekend.

    My thoughts or interpretations of something led me to take out on dear friend. Come find out I read wrong. Or read intoo. I'm guilty I'm wrong. I feel like a **** bag. I value them and their opinions. Trying to rebuild what my mind screwed up. I'm sorry if you may read.
    Averageguy41074 Averageguy41074 36-40, M 3 Responses Feb 17

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    My own stupidity has led me to

    where I am right now. Ah well, denial, I was in denial.
    Literaturegirl Literaturegirl 46-50, F 13 Responses May 20, 2014

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    And because of this, I am able to move on with

    my life and better myself. For so long, I thought taking responsibility for faults and mistakes made me appear stupid. It wasn't until I became older that I realized accepting responsibility shows strength, honesty, and initiative to do better. I am not ashamed of who I am, what...
    JaidIsAWildflower JaidIsAWildflower 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 17, 2014

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    I engaged in an extramarital affair

    for the past year and a half with the same man that has been discovered.... twice. I am not a bad person though people may not like what I am doing. This is not something either of us set out to do, but the undeniable, uncontrollable, underlying emotions continuously sweep us...
    ShyneeLady ShyneeLady 51-55, F 11 Responses Jan 11

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    I hate blame culture.

    People that look for excuses as why things have not turned out as they expected. A lot of prejudice and racism I believe comes from this. I always like to take responsibility for myself. Get informed and make a decision based on what I believe. If I make a mistake I will hold my...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses May 17, 2014

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    I accept responsibility

    for my own actions regardless of what they are. If and when I have offended others, I will apologize to them and make things right for everyone.
    joanwilliams joanwilliams 36-40, F 5 Responses Dec 2, 2014

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    I accept. I should. but I need to remember I

    can't go back and change them. just live and learn.
    littlesadone littlesadone 41-45, F 3 Responses Jan 20

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    Like punching my sister in the face

    after she assaulted me twice when I'm heavily pregnant. Her assaults were for no reason, though retaliating was wrong, I felt she deserved that punch.
    Whinny00 Whinny00 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 18

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    Always even if it means big trouble I believe

    it is better and right instead of lying or try to blame others
    JennyG16 JennyG16 13-15, F 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    After living with chronic pain

    for twenty years I know what things I should not do, so I have no excuse for lifting more than I should this weekend Tonight after an hour of yoga and a long hot shower I am now enjoying a tall glass of 18 year scotch in my most comfortable chair and thankful for the easing of...
    GJOFJ3 GJOFJ3 56-60, M 5 Responses Jan 18

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    reeessa reeessa 13-15, F 10 Responses Oct 24, 2014

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