Taking responsibility; for a lot of people; sounds like a hassle. It sounds like taking responsibility for their lives is going to be a stressful process involving having less fun, and owning up to past and current mistakes. They find it far easier to lay their responsibility on other people and circumstances. They call it laying blame.
When you blame circumstances and or life situations; you are giving away your power. You are giving away your freedom. Responsibility is your ability to respond to life. It's been said that , "10% of life is what happens and 90% is how you respond to it." Why give away this power. When you blame others; you give up your power to change.
Don't take my word for it. You already know. The attitude, "I must do something" always solves more problems than the attitude, "Something must be done." This is responsibility. This is power. This is freedom.
A few quotes to drive the point home further:
"A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life." ~James Allen
"Take your life in your own hands, and what happens? A terrible thing: no one to blame." ~Erica Jong
"Most of us can read the writing on the wall; we just assume it's addressed to someone else." ~Ivern Ball
"I believe that every right implies a responsibility; every opportunity, an obligation; every possession, a duty." ~John D. Rockefeller, Jr.
On the surface; responsibility may seem as if it is a lot of hard work. But if a person looks at what it is in its completeness; responsibility really is inseparable from power and freedom.
For more on the benefits of taking responsibility for your life; read What Is Really Good? and stay tuned!