Are you your own person? Congratulations but I caution you to remember the following:
A necessary component of independence will always be the ability to recognize not only one’s right to freedom, but also the acknowledgement (at the same time) of one’s own short-comings; to know that within your sphere of self- determination there also exists a need for others.
An abyss, exists as a deep and bottomless pit and if you were to find yourself within a physical chasm of this kind, there would be no way to remove yourself without the aid from others – and so it is in life. No matter how free, independent and “on our own” you wish to be, you cannot succeed without support.
Autonomy or free will of self, serves no useful function unless it is partnered with the shared need and responsibility of and for others.
Life shared is life well lived. No man or woman is an island, nor should they be. Our need for one another has never been greater than it is today.
Let us build no further gulfs between each other, instead, close the existing gaps. Let us cultivate and grow within (and in spite of) our differences. There can be no autonomous abyss where free thought is coupled with the partnership of love and understanding among all.
Have an excellent week, with great affection,
10 thoughts on “The Abyss of Autonomy”
You have a way of knowing just what to say at any given moment. Excellent post Penny. 🙂
Thank you LuAnn. I do appreciate that there are times when it truly does seem insurmountable (bridging the gap) but there are always those nearby to help! 🙂 xo
That’s awesome, and I think should be shown to Scotland before Thursday.
How fantastic would it be to lay in that hammock? The fear that you may roll out and fall, but the knowledge that it is safe? A bit like the swimming pool that overhangs a hotel from about 400 feet up.
I don’t know, looks a bit scary to me, Alastair Of course knowing someone was there to catch me, then it’d be okay! 🙂 xo
Yeah, as long as you know there is a safety net or something like that would be a huge bonus
Brilliant, thank you!
Thank you for such a wonderful compliment. I am appreciative, exceedingly so.
Also wish you, Penny, have an excellent affectionate week
Thank you, very much,Yoshiko, I shall do my very best to do so, dear friend!
You are most welcome, Penny, hops you can do so 😊