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Meaning of "attitude" in context in "The Handicapped"

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The Handicapped, Randolph Bourne, 1911

Bourne, Randolph. "The Handicapped." The Atlantic Monthly (1911): n. pag. Ragged-edge-mag.com. A Ragged Edge Online. Web. 4 May 2016.

Which of the following phrases best describes "this attitude" in line 40?

A

"content to rest and not to strive" (lines 10-11)

B

"sunniest goodwill in the world" (lines 14-15)

C

"never confident of himself" (line 35).

D

"all sorts of ambitions and energies" (lines 36-39)

E

"a challenge " (line 47).