“Responsibility,” Ensign, Feb. 1975, 88
Unfortunately, many people dread responsibility and try their best to avoid it. How often have we said or heard someone say, “What I do is my business”? But is it? There is a story about a young unmarried woman who protested her parents’ interference in her drug addiction on the age-old grounds that what she did with her life was her own business. But when her child was born already dependent on drugs, her irresponsibility was also the business of her child. The consequences of our actions are always felt by those around us.
—J. Spencer Kinard,
“The Spoken Word,” June 3, 1973