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Feeling Morally Responsible

Some people do their parenting in difficult circumstances, and nothing that is done by them as parents is fully under their control.

The good and bad traits that parents possess can find their way in the child, with them having no say as to what the child will eventually become or do.

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We judge ourselves and others morally for things that didn't come out as intended, were unforeseen, or were influenced by factors beyond one's control. 

The judgment we should receive is based on how our actions turned out, rather than our intentions, no matter how good they were. This is called 'Moral Luck'.

Due to so many factors at play, parents are relying on good luck, pulling off a gamble on the child that is being raised. They don't have much leverage on the outcome, the net result of the actions of their offspring.

There is an inner paradox, a duality that exists in the minds of parents, which can make them accept and also reject the responsibility they have towards their kids' actions.

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Being lucky or unlucky often is our own perception and outlook towards life.

If we survive a car accident, we consider ourselves lucky to be alive or to be unlucky to be involved in the accident in the first place, ruining our vehicle.

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These days, weight anxiety is expressed through the buzzword of "health," so it won't be seen as judging themselves or others.

Although it is possible to accept being not thin, some feel that they will never be cured of self-judgment and remain susceptible to re-infection when they come in contact with a thin person.

  • They see the positive side of their bad luck.
  • They are convinced that any bad luck they face, will, in the long run, work out for the best.
  • They take constructive steps to prevent more bad luck in the future.