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View Diary: I Know Who the Monsters Are Now, Mommy! (A pro life poem re-written for a reality-based world) (20 comments)

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  •  "lack of personal responsibility" (11+ / 0-)

    When you go to a rehab program for help, that is personal responsibility.

    What is it when the rehab program was canceled due to budget cuts?

    When you go to the church for help, that is personal responsibility.

    What is it when the church calls you names and turns you away?

    When you go to Planned Parenthood for birth control and family planning, that is personal responsibility.

    What is it when the state has shut down the clinic?

    When you ask anyone, everyone for guidance and support, that is personal responsibility.

    What is it when they all step away?

    You and I have a "personal responsibility" to help each other and those in our community, because it is a stone-cold certainty that at some point we will need help.

    Less "WAAAAH!", more progress.

    by IndyGlenn on Mon Mar 12, 2012 at 06:47:53 AM PDT

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    •  Yes to community helping one another, no to (0+ / 0-)

      providing excuses for behavior harmful to oneself or others. Wherever one seeks assistance, the first step in correcting or modifying behavior is to accept responsibility for your actions and not to blame it on everyone but yourself.

      Some...spoke with strong and powerful voices, which proclaimed in accents trumpet-tongued,"I am beautiful, and I rule". Others murmured in tones scarcely audible, but exquisetly soft and sweet, "I am little, and I am beloved"." Armandine A.L. Dupin

      by Kvetchnrelease on Mon Mar 12, 2012 at 07:31:38 AM PDT

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      •  I'm underwhelmed .. (2+ / 0-)
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        Sharoney, tgrshark13

        ... by the compassion here.

        Maybe "Mommy" needed to get into a rehab program before she could understand how she was doing it to herself.

        Maybe the first step is realizing that you need help, regardless of what "excuses" you're making.

        I hate this whole attitude - it's basically "No matter what happens to you, it's ALL YOUR FAULT.  Loser."

        I'll bet you believe in withholding help until you get your "mea culpa, mea culpa."  I'll bet you believe people should grovel and beg for forgiveness before they deserve to have any help at all.  I'll bet you believe that people need to spend the rest of their lives on their knees, kissing the feet of those who finally coughed up a little help for them.

        It wouldn't surprise me, at all.

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