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Taking responsibility

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Nature or nurture.  That is it.  That’s the choice.  As well as being a cliché it misses something really important.  In explaining something, the other option is “no, it is me”.  Looking back for explanations leads so easily to excuses.  Living in the now, in the present, the moment, demands personal responsibility.  Stopping and reflecting on personal choices is hard, but helpful.

So when you next hear that little phrase to do with biology or socialisation, think “Now, how might deciding to see the issues as about personal choice change things?”

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