New member from Canton here. Canton is about 20 miles SW of Peoria...
"It’s an empowering thought, that we have complete control over our destiny. And it’s one of the reasons why the “personal responsibility” mantra is so appealing. It not only gives us full credit for anything we’ve accomplished, it also releases us from any responsibility to empathize with those who fall on hard times. Releases us from the responsibility to do anything about it. Releases us from the responsibility to care and to sacrifice."