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Gillian
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Excellent, Olina. I really enjoyed reading this today, and I’m happy you posted too.

You do seem to like the words ‘responsibility’ and ‘taking responsibility’ and they seem to work well for you. Good. But I want to mention that they might have negative associations for some others on this course, and this is why I don’t tend to use them.

As an example, a mother might say to their child, “we’ll get a dog for the family but only if you take responsibility for walking it every day.” This could imply a burden, duty, obligation and (OMG!) commitment. So I just want to acknowledge that spin on these terms, and let everyone know that it’s not my intention to promote that side of it.

So I say, ‘own your choices’ simply to mean ‘include the outcome’.