I’m more confused than I ever have been. We learned that society is evil. We learned that we can only achieve self-reliance from being away from society.

I have found this to be false. Rather, I have found some sort of middle ground. It’s possible to be self-reliant on the things that society gives us.

Sorry. But take, for example, the Bible. Society gave us the Bible. It handed it down. But through introspection and frequent reading, you can acheieve self-reliance in faith.

However, by the definition of “self-reliance,” society’s help would impede our personal growth, which isn’t necessarily true in this case.

My brain is workin’.


2 thoughts on “Questions.

  1. no, when you study the Bible, you put your faith in it. And then you become dependent on its teaching.

    Which is the opposite of self reliance.

  2. Yoseph pretty much nailed it.

    “The relations of the soul to the divine spirit are so pure, that it is profane to seek to interpose helps…[i]f, therefore, a man claims to know and speak of God, and carries you backward to the phraseology of some old mouldered nation in another country, in another world, believe him not.” – Self Reliance, Paragraph 22

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