Irresponsibility Essay Examples

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS


Dear Teacher or Discussion Leader: In discussing responsibility with your kids, we suggest that you try to steer the conversation away from the issue of "chores." While chores may be important (to parents, anyway), they are rather trivial compared with higher order aspects of responsibility that have to do with character and integrity. We urge you to frame the conversation in this broader light.

If you are using the video, ask the first three questions before viewing.

1.  What does it mean when someone is described as a "responsible" person?

2.  What are some of the responsibilities kids your age have?

3.  Are there some reasons why you might want to be considered a "responsible" person?

4.  Why did Rhonda beg her friends to let her work on the science project?

5.  Why did Rhonda's friends hesitate to give her an important responsibility?

6.  Rhonda's friends took a chance when they trusted her. Would you have done the same? Why, or why not?

7.  Why do you think Rhonda decided to stay home and do her work instead of going to Disneyland?

8.  How would the play have ended if Rhonda had decided to go to Disneyland?

9.  What are the rewards for being a responsible person?

10.  In what ways can being responsible or irresponsible affect a person's self-esteem?

11.  Did the kids in the discussion part of the program say anything that you strongly agree with or disagree with?

12.  What did you learn from this video program?

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  • Teenagers are irresponsible.

    I, myself, am a teenager. I am turning 15 in the upcoming months. However, I think teenagers are all irresponsible, people all irresponsible at different degrees. I also do agree adults have a certain degree of irresponsibility, again, depending on the person and the topic. In a summary, irresponsibility is defined as not having or showing maturity or good judgment : not responsible, according to the Merriam Webster Dictionary. Based on standards of today's society, everyone has some type of irresponsibility to a degree, however big or small that may be.

  • Frontal Lobe Development

    Thats what makes them irresponsible AND missunderstood. Most people dont get it, because they have either forgotten what they felt, or consider their own actions as teenagers outrageous and become hypocritical. Teenagers ARE irresponsible, but should not be treated like adults, because most of the time they have no idea why they feel how they feel, and are only now learning to control it. They are misunderstood because adults forgot how they felt, and never learned how to help them.

    I grew up real fast. I taught myself most of the stuff I did. And did the stuff 16 year olds pulled, when I was 12. By 15 I was mentally 20, stopped drinking and partying.

    Even now at 23 my coworkers usually think I am 30. I dont look old, I just grew up fast.

  • Yes, they are irresponsible

    Lumping teenagers into one group is absurd. I am 16, and I generally perceive myself to be more responsible than my peers. However, generally speaking, teenagers tend to be irresponsible. How exactly are they "misunderstood"? Going out to parties and binge drinking is irresponsible. Bullying your peers is irresponsible. And failing to do minor things, such as cleaning your room, is irresponsible.

  • They are, by the majority

    Teenagers are usually much more irresponsible than adults; they are trained to be in public schools, yet expected to behave like adults. I think that they are taught to ignore wisdom and instruction, and to do whatever they want to. It's almost completely the fault of our government. Two words

  • Children are ignorant

    I am a teenager and I say that we are not misunderstood we are just people who are lazy, refuse to listen to orders and we think we can do whatever we want. Yes it is our life but our parents know what is best for us. We get in trouble for our actions and we think we are being misunderstood but we are just paying the price for our childish actions. We as teenagers need to become more responsible

  • Reply to the article

    I am a teenager and am regularly misunderstood so I was supporting side YES but in the article the parents are right. The boy should have contacted his parents after reaching his friends house. I doubt his friend did not have a mobile or landline. His parents must be worried out of their minds. In this one the parents were right and child was wrong

  • Reply to the article

    I am a teenager and am regularly misunderstood so I was supporting side YES but in the article the parents are right. The boy should have contacted his parents after reaching his friends house. I doubt his friend did not have a mobile or landline. His parents must be worried out of their minds. In this one the parents were right and child was wrong

  • I agree with DDO

    Irresponsible with homework and lazy with housework. Teenagers always lazy, they go home and don't do anything from homework to housework for them and for their parents. Next í they also go to see some handsome guys so their test also very bad. And their parents don't know and don't tell them too. Oh it so crazy.

  • I agree with DDO

    Irresponsible with homework and lazy with housework. Teenagers always lazy, they go home and don't do anything from homework to housework for them and for their parents. Next í they also go to see some handsome guys so their test also very bad. And their parents don't know and don't tell them too. Oh it so crazy.

  • Children are not irresponsible

    Children are not irresponsible because the follow the paths or footsteps of the adults because e.g. the adult don't use the pedestrian crossing when walking across the street. Base on that statement once a child sees that he/she will want to do the same. So children are not irresponsible because as a child you would do/ follow as the adults do.

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