We rely on others everyday so we can live our lives.
I thought about it today. It does not matter how much we try, we are not independent from each other. It does not matter how much we we think we are, someone else always affects the way our life works.
Here is a simple example of what I mean. Think about what would happen if there was some sort of stop on the oil that is coming into your area. Then you would not have gasoline. You would not be able to drive to work. Plastics are made from oil so the things you are used to buying like pens and cups and anything that has a package would have to be delivered in a different way. Tape is made from plastic. Things would not be able to be sealed. OK, I know they have tape made from paper, but it would be harder to find because of the demand.
I started to think about what it would take to be truly independent. Here is some of what I came up with:
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