Notes toward an essay on responsibility, part 5: Sponsorship
On Sponsorship and Responsibility.
Responsibility can be transmitted, as it were "energetically", from a sponsor to a sponsee. I use the words sponsor and sponsee because they use the same root word ('spons') as responsibility. So they resonate with me.
Here's how I view it:
Sponsorship doesn't mean giving a man a fish; sponsorship means teaching him how to fish by giving him instructions for making a fishing rod; sponsorship means being there when he needs further instruction and support and going out with him on his first fishing mission and celebrating with a meal together with his family.