Mudcat Café message #156198 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #16605   Message #156198
Posted By: Chet W.
31-Dec-99 - 04:05 PM
Thread Name: Confession: I stabbed George Harrison
Subject: RE: Confession: I stabbed George Harrison
Such metaphors! I love it.

As everybody looks for somebody to blame, the idea of collective, even universal guilt is certainly attractive. But it is a very, very bad path to start down. I generally love my students, but the idea of personal responsibility is as foreign to them as the moons of Neptune. "Victim of society" is a phrase often used by many adult caregivers. And of course there's some truth to it, but it is overwhelmingly overshadowed by the decision that one person makes at one point in time, and the consequences that come afterward. If the idea of personal responsibility does not come back into style, it will be time to find a place to live with no address.

C