• Week 2

    Being Responsible

     

    Hypothetical #1:  You've made a commitment to spend the weekend working on your part of a class project that's due Monday. Then, some friends invite you to go on a weekend camping trip in the mountains. You'd love to go, but you can't do both. What do you do?

    - Does your decision indicate that you are a responsible person? In what ways?
    - Do you believe you decided to do what's right?
    - Would you respect yourself more, or less if you actually carried out your decision?

     

    Hypothetical #2: There's a group of popular kids in school that you've been wanting to get in with. They start liking you, but they think your best friend is weird and they want you to stop hanging around with him/her. You've been best friends for years. What do you do?

    - Does your decision indicate that you are a responsible person? In what ways?
    - Do you believe you decided to do what's right?
    - Would you respect yourself more, or less if you actually carried out your decision?

     

     

    Choose one question below and write to explain your answer.

    1. Write about some ways you are becoming more responsible for yourself. For your community. For our planet and environment. How does this increasing sense of responsibility make you feel?
    2. Write about a time when you did something really responsible. Describe it. What was the outcome? How did it make you feel about yourself? Describe a time you did something really irresponsible. What was the outcome? How did it make you feel about yourself?
    3. Write at least five things you can say to yourself when you are tempted to do something you feel is wrong.
    4. Write about a time when you or a friend made a choice that showed good self-respect.
    5. Make a list of the qualities you respect most about yourself. Pick two of them and write about why you respect those qualities and how you think they will benefit you as you grow up.