fully developed person

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A fully developed person, Semler concludes, is a self-determined agent, an agent who combines self-control with conscious ownership of his own mental states.
As the plot unfolds, we learn each emotion is important in a fully developed person, especially Sadness.
In connection with this matter, I am reminded of my father, who, in various circumstances, would say to me (always gently, and with a smile), "Remember what the great Lord Nelson said." No explanation was necessary; I had learned as a child the famous words, pronounced before the Battle of Trafalgar: "England expects every man will do his duty." That word will is important: It points to the connection, in a fully developed person, between free will and the acceptance of laws other than ones own.
None of these characters is actually a fully developed person, and so the many events of the plot never involve us emotionally.

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