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How to Not Go It Alone

How to Keep Time

The Paradox of the American Idea of Freedom

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  • The American narrative about freedom is deeply individualistic and emphasizes self-reliance and independence.
  • This narrative promotes hoarding resources and avoiding dependence on others.
  • It suggests that being free means being able to do whatever one wants without interference.
  • However, humans are fundamentally social creatures and rely on others for care and support.
  • The American idea of freedom is disconnected from this fundamental need for social connection and interdependence.

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