Social Responsibility

Social responsibility -that is, a personal investment in the well-being of others and of the planet-doesn't just happen. It takes intention, attention, and time.
Social responsibility can't be taught directly as knowledge, it can be "caught" in a variety of ways--through observations of the behavior of parents, friends and others; through reading and discussions; through a sense of injustice that demands personal action. It can also be caught through schools that encourage community service in some form or through immersion in a class project that, whatever its success, can transform a person's life.