This I Believe

Laura - Chicago, Illinois
Entered on February 9, 2008
Age Group: Under 18

I believe that man is responsible for his own doings. Instead of blaming others, man should blame himself. One should be held accountable for his own mistakes. Not the mistakes of others. Instead of looking at one another and wondering what every other person has done, look at yourself and ask what have you done.

Do not blame the teacher for giving you a grade you don’t like. There is a reason for it. Improve yourself; don’t try to improve the teacher. They only grade what you have done, but you are responsible for what you hand in.

Man will be held accountable for the destruction of his own earth. Global warming is made by every single one of us. Do no point the finger at others and accuse them of killing the environment, look instead upon yourself and do something to right their wrongs.

Now some things may actually be others’ fault, but it is your duty to assist them correct themselves. Yet other times it is your doings that have caused someone else their mistake.

I am currently living in a world where everyone’s business can be displayed on a computer screen. Where everyone’s faults can and will be magnified. I almost feel obligated to condemn those that do. But I should not. Rather than look down upon those that find faults in everybody, I should become an example of how not to. This I believe will help others become less judgmental of their peers.

I have come to the point of always finding some mistakes in my own work.

For example I have always believed I am wrong about everything. I raise my hand in class only to have someone else blurt out the right answer, while I sit there thinking “That’s not what I was going to say.” The best I can do is to realize that there is nothing wrong with making the occasional blunder. Hopefully people will understand from where I am coming from. What I believe may in fact seem wrong, but it is my job to judge myself. Not anyone else’s. For this is what I believe.