The Responsiblity Project

August 25, 2008 by Kailani  
Filed under family topics

What’s your idea of a responsible parent? A responsible employee? A responsible friend? Well, that’s what The Responsibility Project wants to know.

From the site: “We believe that the more people think and talk about responsibility, and even debate what it means, the more it can affect how we live our daily lives. And perhaps, in this small way, together, we can make the world just a little better.”

It all started with a little commercial by Liberty Mutual that grew into an overnight sensation. You know, the one where total strangers did nice things for each other and a good deed got passed on and on. What it did was make the public aware of how doing the right thing could change the world a little at a time.

The Responsibility Project site showcases short videos where every day people like you and me – kids and adults – made the choice to do the right thing. You’ll find these stories to be touching, educational, and truly inspiring. This site also helps parents share the idea of personal responsibility with their children through videos, discussion guides, and blog posts.

So what’s your responsibility policy?



About the author:
Owner and founder of An Island Life. Sharing my life as a mother to 3 wonderful daughters, working as a flight attendant, and living a blessed life in Hawaii.
Kailani

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16 Responses to “The Responsiblity Project”
  1. Rach (Heart of Rachel) says:

    Thanks for sharing this inspiring video. It’s everyone’s responsibility to be kind and honest to one another.

  2. Cathi says:

    Good job Kailani!! I’m doing this too.

  3. Kelly says:

    i love those commercials and i like that they promote the small things that we can do in our every day lives.

  4. Write From Karen says:

    I LOVELOVELOVE this!!!

    Boy, do we need more of this kindness in our world. Bravo!

  5. diana/sunshine says:

    i just got done visiting the site. pretty cool and i like what they are doing. thanks for sharing it.

    i’ve seen the commercials and i associated what is being depicted as more of paying it forward or random acts of kindness than “responsibility.” i believe we have a responsibility to act with kindness and respect, but how far out of our way do we ask people to go to show that responsibility?

    you, and this site, has given me something to think about. i think i’ll share this site on my blog, if that’s okay with you.

  6. Renee says:

    that reminds me I need to call someone about helping. oops!
    DD seems to be picking up my behaviors…when we’re at the store and see clothes on the floor or half off the hangers, we fix them. On day the store was really messy and she started fixing everything. I told her to not bother…poor gal, it liked to break her heart. But that was too much work for us.

  7. LuAnn says:

    It is my responsibility to enrich the lives of the residents at the facility for MR/DD adults where I work. There are those who say “why bother”, they’ll never be “productive” members of society. I say it is our collective responsibility to treat vulnerable segments (human, animal, whatever) of our society with respect. They’re here for a reason, just like every one of us.

  8. Kelly @ Pass the Torch says:

    That is such a great site. I posted about them this spring. Awesome discussion!

  9. Melissa Markham says:

    I love that commercial! The whole thing reminds me a lot of the Pay It Forward movement.

  10. Pamela says:

    that is a lovely concept –

  11. Rick Bucich says:

    Inspiring video. I Stumbled and Tweeted your post but I find myself speechless.

    Thanks for posting!

  12. Jenni says:

    That’s a great site! Not enough people do the right thing these days!

  13. katy says:

    Great message on that video, even if it was a commercial.

    I love your theme, esp the beach balls on the comments!

  14. Sarah (Real Life) says:

    I cried at the video about the long lost dad. We are estranged from my father in law (even though we have tried to contact him), and my relationship with my dad is rocky. It really made me think what we will do when my FIL finally wants to see his grandchildren.

    I love this project.

  15. UptakeInOH says:

    I love the concept! We are very lucky because just our son is in the house right now, so he’s living like an only child. Plus, we homeschool, so it’s a little easier to make responsibility part of our daily routine. It makes it easier for us to monitor how our son handles responsibility and the areas in which he’s not ready to handle it yet!

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