~ Self-Reliance and Community ~
© Margaret Emerson 2013
Self-reliance and community are two sides of the same coin. They live together.
Ideally, self-reliant people are raised and nourished by a loving family and community. Plenty of people build themselves into self-reliant individuals without these advantages, but a more caring start helps—it makes it more likely that someone will achieve independence and self-realization.