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Self-Reliance is the topic (and title) of an 1841 essay from US philosopher Ralph Waldo Emerson.
He argues strongly that self-reliance, self-trust, and individualism, amongst other things, are ways that we can avoid the conformity imposed upon us.
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It's "a reliance on internal resources to provide life with coherence (meaning) and fulfillment” (Baumeister, 1987: 171)."
It’s important to remember that self-reliance is not about cutting yourself off ...
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“Of all people only those are at leisure who make time for philosophy, only they truly live. Not
satisfied to merely keep good watch over their own days, they annex every age to their own. All
the harvest of the past is added to their store. Only an ingrate would fail to see that thes...
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