Personal Responsibility Is Not A Useful Fix

When it comes to systemic issues, just saying “personal responsibility” is never the answer

Gideon M-K; Health Nerd
5 min readMay 3, 2023

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I love searching for nebulous topics on stock photo websites. Not sure why “many people patting a tree” is an example of personal responsibility, but I hope you enjoyed the photo as much as I did. Photo by Shane Rounce on Unsplash

Every time there’s a public discussion about a systemic issue — whether it’s road safety, education of children, or even the economy at large — there’s always someone who says that the problem would disappear tomorrow if everyone just took…

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