Excellent article concerning (In)dependence Day...
We pride ourselves on our independence. We are a nation of pioneers,
after all. And we live in a world, age, era, culture — call it what you
will — that looks askance at any form of dependence, be it on family,
government or the kindness of strangers. We look with pity on the
post-collegiate twentysomethings living with their parents, praying to
God that won’t be us. We turn our heads when the person in front of us
at the grocery store pulls out food stamps. We nervously cross the
street when we see someone begging for change. We can do it on our own.
We don’t need help.
We are lying to ourselves.
Read the entire piece here...