Respond to these questions: Do I have a responsibility to the greater community as a
whole? To every individual in the greater community? Why/ why not? Must I strive to use
some of my time in life to make the world a better place? Why/ why not? Provide examples
(you may draw from in-class texts/activities and/or out-of-class texts, experiences, etc) to
defend your responses.
I believe that I do have a responsibility to the greater community as a whole
because I am apart of a community where more than half of the people are suffering from
poverty and hunger. Coming from Bangladesh, which is a developing nation, I believe that
it is my responsibility as a Bangladeshi to help those in need. Furthermore, I think that if
I want my country to become developed and prosperous then I definitely need to take
action in order to succeed. My mentality and opinion also come from my values, which I
discussed in PCE/C. In this activity I stated that one of the most important values for me is
loyalty. In this case, I am demonstrating loyalty towards my community and thus, I need to
actively participate in it in order to create positive changes. Also, I discussed how my
nation is a very important part of who I am in PCE/D. Since it is a large part of who I am I
feel as though it is my responsibility to do as much as possible for my community. That is why
the people should tackle the problems in Bangladesh mentioned in the article in PCE/F in
order to make our community a better and safer place for everyone to live in. Since I lived
there fore 8 years and I’m the generation that is supposed to help the nation grow I have
to try my best to do what I can for my community.
In regards to being responsible for every individual in the greater community, I
believe that this depends on the individual. I think that I have a responsibility towards
those who are less fortunate and don’t have the same luxuries as I am grateful to have.
Those who are fortunate enough in life should help those in need in order to make their
lives a better. During high school I was a part of many service groups that helped street
children. This to me is having responsibility to individuals in my community and trying to
make a difference in their lives. I don’t think it is my responsibility to help those who are
already well off and live fortunate lives.
Lastly, in my opinion, one must strive to use some of his or her time in life to make the world
a better place. This is because we all live in the same world and it is our duty to help
preserve it for not just ourselves but for future generations. Also, in the class activity with
the prompts I believe that people are inherently good and thus humans are at times naturally
inclined to help others. However, due to outside influences and material possessions some
individuals are corrupted and think for themselves. That is why I think it is our duty to take
some time from our lives to help those who are less fortunate. Besides being a part of
service groups in high school I used to also volunteer at an orphanage to teach kids how to
read and write in English. I believe that it is our duty to help others because these kids are
the future and we need to make the world a better place for everyone.