The following thoughts were jotted down randomly as a free journal assignment:
What is the connection between self determination and self reliance? Self determination is the freedom to make your own choices and to live your life as the controller of your own destiny. Self reliance, a term coined by Ralph Waldo Emerson is the act of avoiding conformity and to trust and follow your own instincts and ideas. The combination of Self determination and self reliance can develop an individual who is poised to take on the world we currently live in.
We currently live in a world in which people have their choices made for them by a number of sources including by our Government. Because of this, we have a ton of individuals who do not understand self reliance or self determination and who believe there is no other way of life available to them.
However, the individual who is armed with both self determination and self reliance, has the ability to direct their lives in accordance with their own “Spiritual” voice. This obviously leads to happier people and more fulfilled lives. When the world has more fulfilled individuals, creativity then allows the world to prosper in a natural way.