14 PRINCIPLE 10 Becoming ResponseAble

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Some people grow under responsibility, others merely swell.

Hubbell

For many of us, some of the operating principles, paradigms, and systems of our culture dilute one of the unique experiences of being human—the privilege of self-consciousness. We have sanitized, professionalized, and diluted some of the interactions that can provide greater self-awareness. Some of us have abdicated personal responsibility for our deepest individual concerns. We do this when we avoid conflict. We stay clear of direct contact with others by delegating to “professionals.” We often do this before looking within ourselves for ...

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