I’m wondering what is going to happen to concepts like "noblesse oblige”
noblesse oblige: phrase of noblesse 1. the inferred responsibility of privileged people to act with generosity and nobility toward those less privileged. "there was to being a celebrity a certain element of noblesse oblige"
"What does it mean that ‘to whom much is given, much will be required’ (Luke 12:48)?"
Answer: “From everyone who has been given much, much will be demanded; and from the one who has been entrusted with much, much more will be asked” (Luke 12:48). This statement of Jesus has become somewhat of an idiom in Western culture and is found, paraphrased, in Uncle Ben’s words of wisdom to Peter Parker in Spider-man: “With great power comes great responsibility.” (online information - says it better than I can.)
responsibility: noun (pl. responsibilities) [ mass noun ] 1 the state or fact of having a duty to deal with something or of having control over someone: women bear children and take responsibility for childcare. 2 the state or fact of being accountable or to blame for something: the group has claimed responsibility for a string of murders. • [ in sing. ] (responsibility to/towards) a moral obligation to behave correctly towards or in respect of: individuals have a responsibility to control their behaviour. 3 the opportunity or ability to act independently and take decisions without authorisation: we expect individuals to take on more responsibility. • [ count noun ] (often responsibilities) a thing which one is required to do as part of a job, role, or legal obligation: he will take over the responsibilities of Overseas Director. (online dictionary)
accountable : adjective Synonyms and Antonyms of accountable, being the one who must meet an obligation or suffer the consequences for failing to do so.
Just a few brainy quotes to conclude, with thanks to Google.
"Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future." John F. Kennedy
"You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today." Abraham Lincoln
"Dignity does not come from avenging insults, especially from violence that can never be justified. It comes from taking responsibility and advancing our common humanity.” Hillary Clinton
We go on, we go on. (It’s not over till it’s over.)