I like how you worded that. “unwilling to give away responsibility”. I think that’s the key for me as well.
I don’t care if I turned out to be a meat robot with a computer chip in the head or whatever ppl wanna say. Still me and my choices. They wanna call it an illusion they can go right ahead. I enjoy having responsibility for my choices, however they turn out.
I let others have the freedom to be responsible for their own actions just as I try to be with my own. If they choose routes that _I_ wouldn’t consider responsible, well, that’s still their choice, their responsibility and it’s not my job to hold them accountable for it.
I mean, sometimes it is, but usually it’s not. “I did this” is my choice. Someone else wants to say, “Random Did it” or “Wheels within Wheels Made Me Do it”… well, they can if they like too.