Accountability

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Arian Lucatero
Ms. Casey
English 1
1 February 2012
The Benefits of Accountability
“Where are you? Who’s with you? What are you doing? What time are you going to be home?” Don’t you hate it when your parents or significant other always seem to ask these questions? Seems like your being grilled sometimes, doesn’t it? It can be quite irritating to many of us at times; however, it’s a perfect example of the point I will be trying to convey to you, accountability.
Accountability, according to Webster’s definition is: “Being subject to the obligation to report, explain, or justify something; responsible; answerable.” Ultimately, it’s holding you liable for your decisions and actions. Accountability is not a quality that one innately desires to abide by, but it is something that is instilled and developed over a period of time through a variety of sources including parents, teachers, coaches and mentors. Accountability has become a value that my personal mentor has helped me to develop and I personally believe it is a value that everyone regardless of age, gender or social status should desire in order to improve their life and become a better person, someone of integrity.
Due to family situations during my adolescence that were out of my control, I didn’t always have my parents, or anyone for that matter, in my life to answer to. I didn’t have the guidance or authorities to follow that most kids are subject to. I was free to do whatever I wanted, whenever I wanted and with whomever I wanted. I never had to tell anyone what I was doing or how long I would be doing it. I had the sole responsibility of getting my exhausted body out of bed in the mornings and finding my own way to get to school. If I decided that it wasn’t worth the effort or if I “partied” to hard the night before, then I would simply just stay in bed. I could hang out with friends until I got…...

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