I do not believe we run from responsibilities. I think that we in general use this word often to avoid examining the things we dislike to closely. The thing I wish to run from is knowledge. The knowledge of how ugly mankind really is underneath all the manners and political correctness. This is something as kids we just have not seen yet. Childhood through school protects us from most of it. It is only after we leave to explore the world with our wings spread wide that we begin to see that we fly over, not a garden of wonders, but a wasteland of broken-half lived lives. Lives that are broken by the cruel nature of mankind never complete the numerous dreams and plans they once made.
So, I look to the untouched beauty of nature itself for peace and dream of a life without the knowledge of how ugly mankind really acts towards each other.
These maybe just words, but remember Shakespeare's greatest works are also just words.