It seems that personal responsibility would foster social responsibility. Accepting, in most cases, an individual’s actions will have an impact beyond the individual, I believe that most individuals will choose to avoid or at least mitigate harm to others. Taking it one step further, I believe that most of us will help a suffering stranger when we meet one. I’m pretty sure that almost all of us will give what we can afford to aid someone in need. The level and manner of giving is inconsequential, coffee to a neighbor who is without or a large donation to a charity- we like to help.
How have we reached the point where our society is not outraged by the hunger and need in this once great nation? How did we become inured to poverty and suffering?
Social responsibility is personal responsibility.