What happened to people in America taking responsibility for their own actions?

It appears bad thing that happens to a person nowadays is the direct result of "circumstances beyond my control." We live in a culture of blame and accusations that reflects directly on our society's inability to take responsibility for what happens to us. When and why did this shift occur?

4 Answers

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    The USA turned out an excessive amount of lawyers. Some were sitting around with nothing to do one day, so they invented as many ways as they could to sue for as many idiotic situations as they could.

  • 1 decade ago

    A lot of it started when all the stupid talk shows on tv tried blaming anyone but themselves for what people do. Then the drug companies come out with all kinds of new symptoms for diseases that are really nothing at all. So now a lot of parents just drug their kids and pronounce them ADD or ADHD, instead of just letting them be kids.

  • 1 decade ago

    Id say the day that someone was paid millions (by McDonalds) when they spilled hot coffee on themselves and claimed they didn't know it was that hot.


    Oh and the other examples I can think of only get worse.

  • 1 decade ago

    everybody has become obsessed with the American life. no one has any time to really appreciate the simple things.nobody wants to be the one blamed and so it always keeps shifting.we really are not thinking about life as it used to be.

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