interactional ritual III

action is to be found wherever the individual knowingly takes consequential chances perceived as avoidable.ordinarily, action will not be founnd during the weekday work routine ath home or on the job. page 194

chance is not sought out, but also carved out.

beginning with a boy’s chance taking, we move on to consequentiality; from there to fatefulness of the dutiful kind(noting that this could lead to construing the situation as a practical gamble voluntarily undertaken): and from there to action- a species of activity in which self-determination is celebrated. and we saw that the fatefulness, which many persons avoid, other for some reason approve, and there are those who even construct an environment in which they can indulge it. [page 214]