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Take So Much and Leave So Little

Posted on February 3, 2015 — 2 Minutes Read

It is tempting to attribute our success to our life choices and efforts, but what if everything we are, are results of our arbitrary innate qualities that we are born without a choice of, and of our life choices and experience that had more to do with the situation we were in when making the decisions, than to do with our character, that all of these are beyond will and reason?

Social psychologists call this misattribution, and the resulting false sense of entitlement, fundamental attribution error,. It captures the notion that how we are inclined to place an undue emphasis on our internal characters for our behaviours in a given situation, rather than the external and environmental factors. There is no doubt that who we are influence a large part of what we do, but if at least a part of who we are and where we are today, was beyond choice and intent, and knowing that the more successful a person is, the more likely the person will attribute his success to his actions instead of the privileges that were simply given to him. then maybe, no one should be allowed to take so much and leave so little for the rest.