Natasha Trethewey: Self-Responsibility

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After reading articles from (David Brooks, Garth Kemerling, Al Gini, Natasha Trethewey). I have raised my own question at issue to does morals come from the experience of “self-responsibility” of realizing your own faults in life to create a good virtue of human character or is it involuntary? Touching basis on self-responsibility, is the start of creating a good person in life and to become a great person for yourself and others, you have to realize and face your own faults. According to Trethewey, her view on self-responsibility is that she feels it comes from the experiences that we face in life through working emotionally and mentally or that we become better people when we realize with empathy, we start to have more of a positive outlook on life and care more about the things around us. In her book, Domestic Work, Trethewey implies in the poem “white Lies” that “ the lies I would tell/ when I was growing up/light-bright,near-white/high-yellow,red boned/in a black place/were just white lies.”She also stated “ But I paid for it every time mama found out”(Trethewey,37). From this poem alone Trethewey gives us a clarity that you have to take responsibility of your own actions. The lies that the character were telling and…show more content…
Kemerling 's view on self-responsibility is that your involuntary and voluntary actions are based on your moral state of mind at the moment something dramatic or good comes your way hence by other people, it depends on how you respond to the situation at hand. Will you be a responsible human being? or will you face the consequences of not realizing your faults in
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