Am I my brother's keeper?

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Am I my brother's keeper?

I'm not responsible for the actions, behavior, or whereabouts of my close relative or friend (not necessarily a brother). Often used to express frustration that such responsibility is assumed. How should I know where Mary is? Am I my brother's keeper? Of course I'm disappointed that Travis got arrested again, but am I my brother's keeper? Why are you lecturing me about Gavin missing curfew again? Am I my brother's keeper?
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