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Defeatist attitude ingrained in our psyche

Published 17/02/2010 | 05:00

I found Kevin Myers's article, 'It's an Irish characteristic. We are comfortable with failure. . .' (Irish Independent, February 16), very insightful.

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What he writes should resonate with every Irish person aged over 20.

And what he is saying is not just an interesting observation on Irish life. I believe what Mr Myers is saying should be given the serious attention it deserves. He is speaking about a collective Irish psyche, one we must all consider in these serious times, for it is this that must change if this country is to emerge from recession.

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