If you poke a dead body will it a response to your action? Certainly no.
The ability to respond to any circumstance, situation or anything is known as responsibility.
What is Responsibility:
Our body and mind generally respond to everything .For eg. it is responding to the air, weather change, emotions etc. Only thing is that it is responding automatically and we are not conscious about that. So rather, consciously responding to any situation is known to be responsible. If you take responsibility for all the actions and situation what you are doing and facing, then your life is going to change 360 degrees. You will feel much more relaxed and you will be at distance of blame game. If you are responsible then obvious you can change any situation you want to.
There are always two options to opt for a situation.
Here I will try to clarify the difference between the two.
Reaction V/S Resond:
The reaction is typically quick, without much intervention and thought and generally aggressive. It’s an unconscious act .A reaction provokes more reactions-perpetuating a long line of hatefulness with nothing accomplished.
The response is typically calm and nonthreatening and conscious act. Its always bear good fruits.
In a restaurant, suddenly a cockroach flew from somewhere and sat on a lady. She started screaming out of fear. She got frightened and started jumping, with both of her hands trying to get rid of the cockroach. Her reaction was contagious and all in her group was also panicked. The lady finally managed ti push the cockroach to a waiter. Then the waiter stood firm, composed himself and observed the behavior of the cockroach on his shirt. When he was confident enough, he grabbed and threw it out with his finger.
Now please reflect, was the cockroach responsible for the horrifying act of the lady? If so, then why was the waiter not disturbed. He handled it near to perfection without any chaos.
The lady reacted and the waiter responded.
You can also correlate the difference by seeing a bottle of soda and an oxycool mineral water.When you open a bottle of soda it plashes out, makes sound and overflow and some of its content gets wasted. Whereas if you open a mineral water bottle nothing such happens like a soda bottle. So soda bottle reacts and mineral water responds.
In your course of the journey, so always choose to respond rather than react. Try to keep this story in mind and goes on implementing in your life.when you choose to respond, you will gain more clarity and your decision-making ability will increase. Soothing effected guaranteed.