Responsibility is about understanding our lives without the need to rely on or try to please others to do it. And where others have wronged us, we must still take responsibility. No one else can put our lives back on track, we must do that for ourselves.
We apportion a lot of what happens to us on our past, particularly around parents and siblings, but it doesn’t help because we still have to function and eventually take responsibility back.
We tend to stack up a list of wrongs by the time we become adults, and as a result struggle to take responsibility on how we can help contribute to more positive outcomes. No matter what the issue and how we’ve been wronged, we may think we walk away with our characters intact, but that’s not always the case.
Resentments, problems and injustices will always begin to surface around our parents and siblings, and a consequence of that is we will drift apart. Blaming how our lives turn out on others really doesn’t help, primarily because it can’t change anything.
We must instead choose to take responsibility and move on with our lives.