I see a lot of failure to take responsibility and refusing accountability in society. There are a lot of excuses made for people’s harmful actions. By themselves and by others. A lot of excuses made about abusive people. A lot of rationalisation, victim shaming, victim blaming.
Personal responsibility for own actions, is needed and I know to teach my sons this. It will help them become honest, responsible adults.
Often those who say personal responsibility is needed, are deemed judgmental. Well, that is just irrational thinking in itself.
It is actually more compassionate towards the person who is avoiding personal responsibility, to not indulge them, or make excuses and more compassion towards those harmed/affected.