The self-reliant individual is a myth that needs updating | Curio

The self-reliant individual is a myth that needs updating

8 mins | May 28, 2017

Is "individualistic", western culture, to blame for romanticising the self-reliant loner? "We could start with the thought that true strength lies in exposing ourselves to others’ pain and suffering, in being open to intimacy, and in being touched by others’ needs, loves, hates and hopes." comments Kimberley Brownlee in Aeon Magazine.

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