By Joe Sinagra | The Save Jersey Blog
Ronald Reagan had said “[w]e must reject the idea that every time a law’s broken, society is guilty rather than the lawbreaker. It is time to restore the American precept that each individual is accountable for his actions.”
If it isn’t “I had a poor upbringing,” it is always “I lived in a bad neighborhood,” “my father left when I was two,” “I dropped out of school,” or “I couldn’t get a job . . . just one excuse after another. Does anyone ever look in the mirror to see where the real problem lays?
People need to embrace the fact that they and they alone are responsible for their life and the path they choose in life.
How is it that those who chose to take a life of crime believe nothing is their fault? No matter how hard you try to blame others for the events that transpire in your life, each event is the direct result of choices made and continue to make.
How long does one blame their parents, their schooling, and society?
Have we raised a generation of adults who feel that everything that happens to them is because of something someone else did and there has to be a victim to pay for those mistakes?
There is no excuse period; it does not give a human being the right to take from another that which is not theirs regardless of what the circumstances are. It doesn’t matter that you had no father, you didn’t want to learn in school, you came from a poor neighborhood how does that justify killing someone?
I cannot feel sorry for anyone who chooses to rob, steal or kill from hardworking families or individuals. It doesn’t matter whether that life is black, white or Hispanic, there good people who are doing their best to live a decent life.
Stealing a life from a family, individual or group because of low self-esteem, poor upbringing is never society’s fault. Society didn’t let you down; you let yourself down because that was the easier path.
No one owes another anything except kindness, and if someone is willing to extend that kindness to you consider yourself lucky; you did something to earn it. You don’t deserve to take it.