However, I have not heard anyone say that a person is responsible for their illnesses, tragedies etc.
This happened in my LF in 2001. It was very clear that LE believes illness is a person's choosing.
Now, there is no blame attached to that. No one would ever expect a child to speak up, or expect them to act - there is no blame on the child - the child is never to blame. But here is the subtle distinction. When a child grows up living with the idea that "there was nothing I could do" they are effectively disempowered. This pattern then shows up in all aspects of their life.
The problem here is that LE, even if a participant were to insist they had moved on and were doing well, the LF leader would sneer and attack the participant into believing he was in denial. This happened multiple times in my forum. LE gives no clue as to what their program is about up front. A participant gets in and is asked to tell about a horrible experience. LE then takes this description and applies their agenda to the situation and takes any human failing as proof that they've been living a life that's a story, chock full of rackets, because they didn't take responsibility. They don't believe people are happy. How does that empower a person? It sends them on a wild goose chase searching for feelings they are not feeling, and most likely looking back with regret for how things could have been different. But then, in the end after mental torture, LE says. I sat with a woman for a short time who had been raped and she decided there was no way she was going to share any of that with our leader. Can you blame her? She was doing well in life, happily married and had kids. She was trying to find a different career path. LE would have turned her rape into the cause of her indecision.
My forum leader was the most dispicable person I've ever met. This man wore a sneer on his face from the time we walked in Friday until his tearful farewell. It was on Tuesday evening that we got to talk freely and found out how many prior Landmark plants were in the audience, all of whom acted as though this was their first time and they were having major breakthroughs. Most of our forum "stars" - those doing all the talking and breaking through - were plants. Several were est grads who said LF is for sissies. Go figure.