I think I'm noticing a trend here and I wonder what others think of personal responsibility.
I've always been the type of person to accept responsibility for when I make a mistake as well as when I am successful. I can't tell you how furious I become when I see people cheating or taking advantage of systems to get things they don't deserve.
People should only receive what they are willing and capable of working for, in my opinion.
I get a lot of flak from socialist friends who, in my honest opinion, just seem to me bleeding hearts feeding a fire of personal neglect. In fact, when I told a friend today he should be wary of trusting anyone absolutely, that it is like trusting your parachute enough not to pack a backup, he turned to me and said "You must live a very sad life".
At that point we got into an ideological argument wherein I tore him apart for his use of ad hominem attacks, but suffice to say I felt like I was talking to someone who had willingly blindfolded themselves and was running about screaming "THE SKY IS RAINING CHOCOLATE".
It must be nice to live in a fantasy world where everybody is trustworthy, good, and responsible for their own actions.