If I see two people fighting and quietly walking away, am I shirking my social responsibility?
It is not a matter for individuals to decide what their social responsibilities should be, as one’s circumstances determine what should be their responsibilities. If I throw litter around in my neighborhood or let an injured person bleed to death in front of me, I am not fulfilling my social responsibility irrespective of what my thoughts and feelings are about my social responsibilities.
In this article I have, I discussed just one of the ways in which one can understand life goals.
One can look at one’s goals in life from a number of different perspectives, and the list can be endless, starting from achieving worldly success to developing intimacy in relationships, acquiring virtues, knowledge, and wisdom, helping others, seeking personal growth, and working towards spiritual goals for self-actualization.