chapter  8
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The quest for responsibility

When things go wrong there is often a propensity to talk about bad luck, and in that way we seek to eschew any sense of responsibility for whatever happened. When things go extremely well, however, fewer seem inclined to talk about their good luck ± unless, of course, they have advisers instructing them to do so. The thesis here is that a `suf®cient' sense of responsibility is essential for personhood and, also, that it is the critical element for healing and creativity.