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So to get you ahead of the curve, I'm going to briefly explain to you what it really means to be responsible.
It means that you are in control of your own life. You take responsibility for it; no one else. In fact, you need to take responsibility for it because no one else can. Other people may influence you and help you, but ultimately, you make the decisions that directly affect your life.
Being responsible means that you don't pass blame onto others. If your life isn't where you want it to be, you have to self-reflect and analyze. Learn from your experience, become wiser, and move on. Blaming other people will get you nowhere. Taking responsibility for your actions and their consequences take you closer to your dreams and goals.
Now that you know this, you can't help but be responsible for yourself; it would be irresponsible of you to ignore this.