Often deep within each of us is this nagging condition of self-reliance:
We don’t want to owe anybody anything or be owned by anyone.
I want to participate – do my fare share.
I want to do my part.
I want to stand on my own 2 feet.
We long to be self-reliant – able to do life on our own,
not dependent upon anyone or looking for handouts …
NOW: healthy Self-reliance – is a good and necessary thing.
Take responsibility – be responsible and resourceful, dependable is good thing
But listen; a staunch, immoveable, unhealthy stance of self-reliance – of
“I don’t need anything from anyone at anytime” – well, that can lead to isolation, regret, loneliness and cause great damage within relationships and within us.