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2. Accomplishment of duties (kathekonta)

This exercise depends on the people. It is key to recall the distinction between what depends on us and what does not, and to recognize that as we carry out our duties to others, what is up to us is our moral intention as we do it. The result of our efforts – how they are received, whether our relationship with the other person improves, whether their expectations are even higher in the future – this is not up to us.

We should live in accordance with our nature and play the role which is assigned to us- citizen, friend, parent. 

Rising above one's desire can help since if we are too self-absorbed and focused on getting what we want, it impedes ethical growth.

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