It’s a dangerous illusion that our happiness, productivity and beliefs are things we arrived at completely independently. By contrast, if anything, other people are a much stronger force than our ‘autonomous’ — ahem — will.
Maarten van Doorn
Holy mo.. I just finished an essay on this very subject this morning. how our identities are reflections of others. and we are completely interdependent on one another. your articles always make me think.. sometimes about topics that I don’t want to think about. Thanks.. this one made my weekend. I think I can send out my essay now.. more confidence in the material I wrote about.