Friday, May 27, 2011

Old MacDonald had a Farmer's Market

I just came across this piece called "Old MacDonald Had a Farmer's Market: Total self-sufficiency is a noble, misguided ideal."  It's a great look at how interdependence is required for human flourishing, even when the image of the self-sufficient hermit is appealing. As a therapist, I think his analysis of connection and happiness is worth reading. 

The idea of self-reliance is so deep in our psyches, however, that even when we attempt to escape from the unhappy and unsustainable cul-de-sac of our society, we’re likely to turn toward yet more Publish Post“independence.”

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