What, pray tell, are your experiences made up of if not at least some acts of personal choice? This insistence that people are somehow not responsible for what they do is a little too convenient. However, how we deal with things is (as you note) still a personal choice. So, if I have an impulse to pummel you into dirt, am I not responsible for doing that if I choose to act on that impulse (ie dealing with it)?
Now, I want you to remember that no bastard ever won a war by dying for his country. He won it by making the other poor, dumb bastard die for his country.---Patton
There is no room in this country for hyphenated Americanism.---Teddy Roosevelt
I never forget a face, but in your case I'll make an exception.---Groucho
And if you all get killed, I'll piss on your graves.---Shaman Urdnot
How would you like to own a little bit of my foot in your ass.---Red Foreman