To Own a Dragon: Reflections on Growing up Without a Father - Chapter 8, Making Decisions Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 8, Making Decisions Summary and Analysis

Travis, a friend of Miller who also grew up without a father, fears going to prison. Neither man commits highly offensive acts. They simply fear making a stupid decision at the wrong time. Miller, however, realizes that one must take responsibility on purpose. The point of realization comes the day Miller discovers he owes a large sum of money to the IRS. His irresponsibility becomes a liability.

Through his observations of failure and success, Miller discovers that one learns to make good decisions. He repeats that eighty-five percent of men in prison grew up without a father. However, this lack offers no excuse for stupidity. Miller encourages men to take responsibility for their own decisions.

First, Miller tries to change his thinking through willpower alone. The plan fails quickly and miserably. Then Miller sees an interview with...

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