ANSWERS: 32
  • Yes, I'm responsible. This really makes me stop and think, especially when it comes to being responsible for my feelings. I've been feeling hurt, angry and sad because of something really bad that was done to me. So, I have to tell myself to stop feeling this way because I'm hurting myself even more.
  • Yes. They are the entire of what you can solely control.
  • Yes. Who else could be possibly controlling me? Definitely not my mom.
  • yeah, who else would be?
  • I can't think of anyone else who would be...
  • Yes, absolutely!!!!
  • Of course. Who else could be?
  • For the thoughts and actions yeah i am the only one responsible but when it comes to feelings I'm not sure because sometimes external factors make me feel certain way and i cant control how others treat me or make me feel.
  • I really do. I take comfort in knowing that even in the worst circumstances, I can control how I respond to a situation. Sure, we have instincts and responses that are so built in that they are seemingly beyond our control. Defense mechanisms and emotional reactions can be knee jerk responses to a situation as we become deeply engrained in triggered behaviors. That is why it is so important to remain conscious and aware of behavior, patterns, etc. To be truly present in the situation and to evaluate it from a place beyond the human ego - this is something that many modern self-help thinkers encourage people to do. When you take a step back and remember that you can own your actions, choice, and even feelings - the Universe becomes a much more positive, friendly place. When I forget these things, I open my 365 Daily Affirmations book and pick out a tiny saying that brings me peace of mind and healthy perspective. I will pick out a random one for you now, as I naturally keep this book pretty handy at the office: *I have the power to create all that I wish with my thoughts*
  • I totally believe we must take responsibility and ownership for them. Ultimately, I am responsible for the nurturing and encouragement / discouragement of such but there are those external forces or beings that contribute to, influence the onset or initiate them. It's true that my thoughts and feelings are my own and it's up to me to accept them or change them. I am responsible for my actions and even my reactions despite the reasons behind them.
  • I don't take comfort in all of them but I can choose which ones I can control. I can take care of my thoughts and actions but when it comes to feelings, I usually let others have control of that. I am too sensitive and care what other people think of me.
  • Yes I do
  • I can't think of anybody else I could blame.
  • My thoughts, no. I can't control what I'm going to think about something. Thoughts just kind of pop up. Feelings...I think initially you're not responsible for how you feel and how you react, but later on, you can change feelings about a situation or a person. Actions however, I am totally responsible for. No escaping that.
  • Short answer YES. Long answer YES, but my thoughts, feelings and actions are made up of things happening around me and in the world. What has happened in the past, what is happening right now and what I hope will happen in the future. My thoughts are what I think of.. My feelings are how I interpret my thoughts and feel about them.. My actions are what I do or don't do about it.. ..just some rambling.. :)
  • Ya... if it belongs to me I am responsible!!!
  • i feel i have more control over which attitude to adopt, rather than anything else
  • Great answers, by and large. Regardless of the outside influences, we are all responsible for all of our thoughts, feelings, and actions -- no matter what others may say to obfuscate and misinform. If AnswerBag is a microcosm of society as a whole, there may still be hope for the future. ;-)
  • yes i am, my feelings can get out of my control though.:)
  • Absolutely, I am not a puppet. Irregardless of what anybody says or does to provoke me, I still control my behavior.
  • No one else. The buck stops here.
  • I am for sure. Who else would be responsible ??
  • I have been known to blame the hormones from time to time...
  • Yes, I do believe that an individual is responsible for his/her own thoughts and actions--unless the individual has become [emotionally dependent], but I'm not totally convinced that the same applies to feelings. We must remember, things don't happen in a vacuum. While it's true, at least in my opinion, that one have--or should have--control over our own actions, we, however, don't have control over other external things, particularly the way others may choose to behave. So how do others's behavior play on your feelings and emotion--specially if you happen to be, for one reason or another, in direct contact with that particular individual? What did arouse a particular thought(s) in your head which altered, positively or negatively, your emotional state?. In our idea that we are in absolute control of our thoughts, feelings, emotions, etc, there's certain degree of perceptual fallacy and self-delusion. When you found out that someone close to you that you loved and trusted cleaned all your bank account, we pretty much have an idea of how you feel and what--more or less--your thoughts are. And it would be interesting to see how much on "control" of your own actions you would be. We're talking about [humans] here.
  • As an adult who was raised to understand self-control, yes, I do. I also realize that not everyone was raised properly, and many people really do not how to exercise self-control. They actually believe that what happens is because of some outside cause, which is out of their control. I try to be tolerant because of that.
  • We are completely responsible for our actions. We have the power to determine what we will do. We are also responsible for our words. Thoughts and feelings? I don't think it's easy to control feelings. We can to some extent by changing our thought process but few seem to have the willpower or interest to do so. Thoughts and feelings pretty much just happen though and we deal with them as we may internally. What you do with the thoughts and feelings is where the rubber really hits the road. Once thoughts and feelings are realized in action you definitely ARE responsible but prior to that I don't think responsibility is really a factor. They can be controlled but it takes willpower.
  • Absolutely. And if something bad comes from it, I'm accountable to myself and to others. Morality is the inrinsic catalyst that others seek to control or abolish.
  • I control my actions thoughts and feeling.
  • Yes I do. I don't believe in predestination. We end up where we place ourselves, although outside influences can change things in unexpected ways. As Loius Pasteur said, chance favors the prepared. People with bad luck don't recognize opportunity and people with good luck recogize opportunity and act on it.
  • The latter at least, fer sure! ;-)
  • I'm not so sure I believe this idea 100% If, for the sake of argument, my brother one day hauls off and punches me in the face and then I feel something afterward - is it because I chose to feel something? Could I simply have chosen not to feel anything at all? Was feeling something as the result my brother's action, something I was responsible for or had control over? Did I cause myself to feel?

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