How Much of Other People’s Actions are we Responsible For?

Taking a long run off a short pier is o.k if you’re dressed appropriately.

Why don’t you take a long run off a short pier? A sentence that many of us have said or at the very least, we would have thought about saying it to some of the people we have had the misfortune to meet.

The sentence itself is normally said in jest, but what happens if the person on the receiving end of those words acts upon your suggestion? Are you responsible for his or her action? This is a dilemma that many people are left to ponder over, because in every suicide there is someone who has spoken with the deceased before their demise.

During our day-to-day interactions with other people, should we take into consideration the people we are interacting with may be of a vulnerable disposition?

Or should we enjoy the freedom of speech our ancestors fought to attain, and say what we please?

I know which of the two scenarios I think is most appropriate, what do you think?

I look forward to reading your comments,


About BrendanDunne

Sharing my life experience, one post at a time.
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