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Difference Between Duty and responsibility

Duty vs responsibility: life’s hassles for you to be a better person

Developing yourself as a person is a process. You might have learned by now that you cannot change yourself instantly. You cannot even wish yourself to become better. It’s not an overnight deal. You have to do it with the decisions that you make and the acts you associate on how to achieve the vision of being a complete human person. It’s a long-term process.. yes. But nobody wants to become someone that does not cause anything better or any good in every society. Even the highly convicted criminals repent and pray a better life for themselves.

Duties and responsibilities are two different tasks that a person must face in order to be better in life. After all, these cannot be avoided as everything a person does can either be labeled as a duty or a responsibility. It is natural for every normal human being. Even those who were born to suffer mean ailments in life have the duty and responsibility to be better in their health condition or to live life to the fullest as a person. Yes it’s tiring, and arrives to a point where it’s exhausting. You may have been a victim of the complaints made by people around you about giving up because of the obligations they face in life. You may have been a complainant yourself. But in order to become a human person you have to acquire duties and responsibilities to anything or even everything that is around you. It is part and parcel of being alive. As long as you live you cannot reap that away from you. Duties and obligations are some of the many ingredients that make you human. It can be compared with happiness and love. Can you imagine a life without it?

It is said that life’s heaviest burden is to have nothing to carry. That makes sense in so many levels, doesn’t it? Daniel Webster said, “A sense of duty pursues us ever. It is omnipresent, like the Deity. If we take to ourselves the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea, duty performed or duty violated is still with us, for our happiness or our misery. If we say the darkness shall cover us, in the darkness as in the light our obligations are yet with us.”

You must acknowledge its natural sense in your life. In order to help you more here are the differences of duty and responsibility.

Duty, to begin with, are tasks that can either be done or not by other people for us the same way that we could or would not do tasks for them. It resonates a sense of obligation to everything around you. It is referred as your moral response to things that are DUE to be done. Example for this is your parents’ moral obligation to provide you your most basic needs: foods, shelter, and education. Although free choice is involved in whether you perform a duty or not, you will be held accountable for the results. And that’s when responsibility enters the scene.

Responsibility, on the other hand, refers to something that you are accounted to do. If you take credit for your success, you must also be responsible for your failures. Examples of responsibility are honesty, love, loyalty, and the likes. Yes it is asked from you and you have the last say whether or not you shall do it. But whether or not you do, the result of such decision should also be taken accountable of by none other than you. A person needs to be responsible so he can acquire freedom. Freedom is defined as having the will to be responsible to your own self.

Duties and responsibilities are part and parcel of being human.
A duty is defined as doing something that is due while responsibility is defined as being accountable to the decisions you have made in life.

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  1. 192 countries are resposible for world peace . Who is distrupting world peace ?

    Message to the whole world : Dear brothers in humanity , I tell you we Palestinians want peace , we need independence , we hate Israeli occupation for more than 62 years . We want freedom and justice. Dear brother , we love every human without exception and exaggeration . Palestine is the only country remained under Israeli occupation . Israelis arrested and imprisoned 12000 Palestinians . They killed and massacred thousands of children and thousands of elderly people . Palestine is the country of Palestinians since 10000 years . It is not for Jews at all , never , never , never . Jews came and gathered from more than 150 countries and occupied the land with the help of British and European Colonialists for many strategic reasons .This is the true fact . If somebody wants to change this fact , let him go to hell . The Wailing Wall Of Jerusalem was built by Ottoman Empire since 300 years back and it is not built by the Jews who are always telling false information and claiming it allegedly . Jews are considered the masters in changing the facts because the media is within their hands . Jerusalem Was the capital of Palestine before the illegally migrated Jews entered Palestinian territories without the permission of Government of Palestine in 1923 , coming from Europe in large numbers . Jerusalem is the capital of Palestinians now and then . These people always like to lie on others and deviate their proper thinking and wash their brains . This is the job of Jews anywhere and everywhere . They say that they are Semites but most of them are of Indo-Aryan origin. Original Jews have no blond hair at all . They look like middle eastern people . The original Jew has wheat-colored or brown complexion and others are black . Only European races have blond hair . Jews do not have a single trace of any heritage or ruins or artifacts or relics or cultural background in Palestine . They were nomads traveling from country to country . There was not a single legal Jew in Palestine since 1923( during British Mandate ) . Every country has Jews except Palestine. They have destroyed the land , demolished thousands of buildings , dismantled thousands of old olive trees ( 1000 years old – 2000 years) , arrested and imprisoned 12000 Palestinians , killed thousands of children and women and elderly Palestinians , destroyed and occupied hundreds of Palestinian houses of worship , confiscated the whole country and since 62 years of Jewish occupation , there is no peace at all in Palestine . They destroyed 530 Palestinian towns completely . All Jews now are staying in the houses of Palestinians under the threat of arms . This is in short . If you here the details you will become mad. Believe me Palestinians are educated more than the Israelis , but they are unable to do any thing because of continuous war and under the subjugation of Israelis and the hypocrisy and injustice of big powers . Jews are having thousands of tanks , air fighters , all types of sophisticated weapons . The Palestinians are under continuous blockade since the British occupation , almost 100 years . They are not allowed to bring cement to build their thousands of houses which have been destroyed by Jews . All countries are free but Palestine is still under the Israeli occupation and colonization and apartheid system of South Africa .

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