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Beyond the taking of full personal responsibility for all of my actions, I heed my conscience, and, to some extent, incorporate self-denial and adherence to behavioral guidelines into my life. (Note: the origin of such guidelines, whether from work schedule, legal, marriage vow, military, financial, health, family, environmental, ethical, or religious considerations, can vary. And commitments differ. Monks and nuns commit to a life of asceticism, others to voluntary simplicity. For dieters, those battling addiction, athletes, those working a less than enjoyable job, etc, restraint may only last until a goal is attained.)

More Information About This Worldview Theme

a heart WV Theme...

...individual <---> individual

the theme is paired with:  #33B Addiction  to make Choice #22    in the Choices We Make cards 

this theme as presented in older version of theme structure:    version 2.0    version 3.0      is this theme new to version 4?--NO

click to look at the Project Worldview Cultural Literacy Encyclopedia Related Words, Beliefs, Background articles for the above choice 

 Project Worldview authored discussion, Worldview Watch related issues, songs, etc.  

Discussion from The Worldview Literacy Book Songs
Worldview Watch issue #42, posted 1/29/2015  American SniperHero, Yes or No?
Worldview Watch issue #1: Expanders and Restrainers

Wikipedia articles related to this theme:

Asceticism Self Control Conscience
no guilt Reality Principle Abstinence
goal orientation delayed gratification inhibitory control

 worldview internal inconsistency related: Strongly valuing this theme and any of the themes in the list below is a contradiction:

#17A  Bitterness & Vengeance    #18A   Passionately Impulsive   #26B  More is Better Mentality / Abundance #28A   Hedonistic Orientation  
#29B Taking Charge==> Violence       #33B Addiction  #36B  Conspiracies   #39B Blaming / Scapegoating 
#45A Borrowing Mentality    #204A Freedom From Limits #4 Spreading Disinformation / Tactical Deception  

More to Explore -- Worldview Theme #29A: The Self-Restrained Person

A Simple Guide to Life (a Buddhist perspective -- see chapter 6 "Observing the Five Precepts" for five things to abstain from)
The Marshmallow Test--Mastering Self Control by Walter Mischel (review by Michael Shermer of this 2014 book posted on WSJ website)
“Key to willpower lies in believing you have it in abundance” (Jan 2018  Science Daily report on University of Illinois research)
Willpower by Roy Baumeister and John Tierney (review by Steven Pinker of this 2011 book in NY Times)
We Have Met the Enemy: Self Control in an Age of Excess by Daniel Akst (more on this 2011 book)
The Science of Self Control by Howard Rachlin (read excerpts of this 2000 book at Google Books)
Self Control in Religion
"Self Control is the Key to Success", by David Brooks (May, 2006 article from NY Times)
The Heart of Virtue -- Restraint
Empathy and Conscience (from Emotional Intelligence website)
Taking Conscience Seriously, by Lynn A. Stout (paper from UCLA Law School)
Teaching Kids to Develop Conscience, by Anne Leedom (article on Parenting /Raising Kids Who Care website)
The Handbook of Moral Development, by Melanie Killen (see chapter 9, read excerpts at Google Books)
On Self Discipline
Teaching Your Child Self Control
Developing Self Control (from Coping with Life's Stressors website)
Self Control (a Jainism perspective)
Supreme Self Restraint (related quotes from Jainist perspective)
Self Restraint (a Hindu Perspective)
Self Restraint and the Nature of Self (from the Teachings of the Bhagavadgita, by Swami Krishnananda, discourse 6)
The Christian Art of Restraint
Heart of Darkness, by Joseph Conrad (restraint in a key theme in this famous novel described here by online encyclopedia)
Once a Runner by John L. Parker (classic cult novel portrays the training routine of the long distance runner, book review on Slate website)
Voluntary Economic Simplicity
For American Consumers, How Much is Enough? by Jeffrey Shaffer (May, 2007 CSM article)
"Building Self Control, the American Way" by S. Aamodt and S. Wang (Feb 17 2012 NY Times Opinion piece) 
Lifestyle Choices: Voluntary Simplicity -- Links
Ecological Asceticism: A Cultural Revolution
My Year Without Macys
quotes related to restraint
quotes related to moderation

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"As you shop in "The Reality Marketplace" avoid spending your "reality cash" too early,  before you have seen everything. " 
from Coming of Age in the Global Village,  by Stephen P. Cook,  with Donella H. Meadows.