Out of Darkness, Interdependence

Building on my thoughts from yesterday, I’ve been thinking a great deal about independence, interdependence, and dependence in US culture and how these things are viewed. The bootstrapping ideal, of course, comes down hard against dependence, arguing that individuals who are dependent are worthless (and worth less) when compared to the rest of society — […]

What Is Strength?

I don’t mean physical strength, in the sense of how much you can lift, carry, the feats you can accomplish with your body. Instead, I am thinking of the more nebulous emotional strength, the thing we are supposed to carry inside, that thing we all aspire to have. We must be strong, must be role […]