Tuesday, July 03, 2012


I'm a pretty self-reliant guy, but somewhere along the line I have come to realize that too much self-reliance is a bad thing; it isolates you from other people. The advantage of "relying on the kindness of strangers" is you get to know people, and you build a web of social capital and debt. Being able to act independently is a powerful thing, but it doesn't beat being enmeshed in a strong social fabric.

So next time you think you can do it better on your own, think about what you might be missing by not letting someone else into your life.


Amen to that.
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