Self-reliance—the ability to depend on one’s own abilities, trust one’s decisions and choices, and take responsibility for the results—is often touted as the great ideal, especially in the US. It is important for each of us to develop our capacity to take care of ourselves so as to avoid unhealthy codependent relationships and social conformity that targets our unique sense of self. However, we remain deeply social, interdependent creatures, and the ideal of self-reliance can be taken to dangerous, isolating extremes. We’ve started gathering valuable information on this topic, but haven’t yet curated the findings.


Self-Reliance by Ralph Waldo Emerson | Animated Book Summary

I animated my summary of Self-Reliance by Ralph Waldo Emerson. On top of my personal story of growing up pretty much on my own I share how to achieve Self-Reliance and how I set specific, measurable, achievable, relevant & time-bound (SMART) goals for myself.


Robert Greene on Self-Reliance


10 of the Most Stoic Moments in History | Ryan Holiday | Stoicism

In this video, Ryan Holiday talks about 10 of the most Stoic moments in history and the people involved.


Matt Kahn: The Power of Self-Responsibility

In this excerpt from the recent “Standing For Love” retreat, Matt highlights the importance of self-responsibility as a cornerstone of cultivating heart-centered consciousness.