The Unexpected Love of Irresponsibility

Warren Walz, Reporter

  It’s 11 p.m. and you’re speeding down the wrong side of the road. There’s nobody out, both lanes are yours. A surge of adrenaline, the car’s going twenty over the speed limit. Most reasonable people would judge you for this, but they don’t understand the euphoria of speed. 

  What makes someone irresponsible? Is it turning in an assignment 2 weeks late? Running a red light? Google defines an irresponsible person as ‘careless about the consequences of your actions.’ I couldn’t have said it any better. There’s a certain appeal to being irresponsible, some might even say that it’s quite liberating. How could you even disagree? Your problems only exist if you choose to recognize them. No matter how on task a person is it will never match the liberated feeling of not caring.

  That being said, should you care? I have found that it’s a lot more of an option than most people realize, and that’s kind of dangerous. Of course, not caring about anything and ignoring your problems is an option, but it certainly isn’t a healthy or sustainable one. Some might say that there is a balance to be found between stressing too much, and not stressing enough. I suppose it’s really up to the individual to decide that for themselves.