Saturday, March 16, 2013
Self-reliance, positively put
A fine essay, and a fine conclusion.
Regardless of why we have such a culture of advice-seeking, we should be conscious of its effects on us. When we are told that someone else has answers, we are de-incentivized from seeking out our own answers. Yet someone else does not always have answers, or at least the appropriate answers to questions that are unique to each of us. When we fall into the habit of relying on others, we become incapable of coming to our own conclusions.This dude has read Montaigne, for sure.