Saturday, 6 July 2013

Independence, Interdependence and dependence all have their place

Congrats to my American friends and colleagues on another celebration of your Independence Day.

Some great thoughts by Sonia Simone in her July 4th blog How to Find Your Own Independence Day 
Be sure to click on the link in Sonia’s post 'Doing work that energizes you?'

Independence is important.  It means in part we are not relying on others.

Dependence can be important too. My best friend in his last year of life never liked being dependent on others and he had no choice.  Being dependent prolonged his life though and in the pain of caring for him there was also joy.

Interdependence is also important.  Nothing great is achieved alone.  We all need others with us to achieve our dreams.

Take time out today to reflect on the value to you and those you care about of independence, dependence and interdependence.

Be the difference you want to see in the world.
Ian
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