You are not responsible only for the bad things you do, but also for every bad thing that you, within reason, could have prevented.
Yes, this is a sermon.
A short one.
The “within reason” part offers a comfortable escape clause. We are quick to tell ourselves that we can’t help everyone. That each one of us is ultimately responsible for him or herself.
Can you be held accountable for people starving in Africa? Of course you can. Whether that’s reasonable or not is your call.