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Rejection of Responsibility

Viewing problems as diseases and avoidance of "blaming the victim" may discourage the idea that what is needed is strength of will and encourage rejection of responsibility.

But he also had grit. He refuses the easy consolation of excuses. Addiction may function as a disease, but believing that it is one makes it that much easier to take the next drink or pop the next pill; the user can cede responsibility for his own actions.
- Promises, promises, Economist, Aug. 13, 2016


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