I can't help but laugh when this word comes out out of some ones mouth. Maybe it is because i have no responsibility's or maybe it's because i know what will follow the word will be taken out of context to the meaning. What is responsibility? Some will argue a new car, house, children, dog, stable job etc. Well actually 95% of the population. I beg to differ. Responsibility is what you want it to be without degrading yourself or others. Basically having clothes, shelter, food. These are your responsibility's and everything after is a luxury. Born in america, full of keep up with jones' mentality, I see why people would argue this statement. Let's look at it from another angle.
If i personally bought a house or new car right now i would be irresponsible. Not because i can't afford it, because i would be paying for something that is not necessary or worth while to someone in my position. Therefore i would be irresponsible to my lifestyle. If i stayed at the family business and worked for 50 hours just to own it one day and work 80 I would be irresponsible to my dreams or body. You see where I'm going?
How do you know when your your being responsible and not just chasing somebody else's responsibility's? When you are content with your life and the things in it at that very moment i suppose. With out harming yourself or other's.