Individual responsibility

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Individual responsibility means that each person has the primary responsibility for their own actions and behaviour, and the success or failure of their own life. It does not exclude receiving help or charity from others, but it excludes relying on help or charity when not truly necessary. It means not blaming others — or society as a whole — for one's own failings or mistakes. It is a conservative trait. Liberals prefer to focus on the responsibilities of society instead, which they see as being carried out by the government.

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