Saturday, November 24, 2007

"Character - the willingness to accept responsibility for one's own life - is the source from which self respect springs."

Joan Didion (1934 - )

2 Comments:

Blogger puggimer said...

She hits exactly one of the flaws of so many of the programs in modern education in the US - the attempt to instill self-esteem in our children. This isn't something that can be given - it is achieved. You achieve it by successfully overcoming the obstacles in your life, not by having people remove them.

10:19 AM  
Blogger teresa said...

If everyone who is capable of doing so, took personal responsibility for him/herself - for their own functioning, survival, thriving, & so on- what a much less burdensome world we would live in.

3:59 PM  

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