Is Self Reliance Influenced By Others

Is Self Reliance - Is Self Reliance Influenced By Others We all live in the world full of competition and everyone wants to win We give out our own

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Is Self Reliance Influenced By Others? We all live in the world full of competition and everyone wants to win. We give out our own opinions and argue with others. However many people don’t think about what he/she thinks is right. Instead, they just follow others’ ideas, especially the majority’s. This is not a way to win all the competitions. To survival this environment, the most basic thing is self reliance. Somebody having self reliance means trust him/herself and is able to do things or make decisions independently. (Emerson 89- 93) However, it is not always easy to put forward one’s own opinion especially when everyone else has the same different opinion. In this kind of situation, finding someone who shares similar views or stand out and gives a different idea will be a great encourage. In short, people will have more self reliance when similar opinions are proposed. It is easier to put forward one’s own opinion when similar views are raised. From my own experiences, presenting an opinion to the public is not always an easy thing. I am afraid that my idea will be wrong or not accepted by the majority. I could be laughed at or teased because of my “ridiculous” thinking. I don’t have the confident to believe that all my opinions are better than others’. So in some cases, I might just hide my own thoughts and be a follower even though I do have my opinions. However, if someone stands out and says a different opinion, whatever his/her opinion is, I feel I am not alone I am not the only one who disagrees with the majority, and then in most situations, I would raise my own ideas too. In the movie, when they vote for the first
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This note was uploaded on 03/08/2012 for the course ECON 305 taught by Professor Rogers,w during the Spring '12 term at Winthrop.

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Is Self Reliance - Is Self Reliance Influenced By Others We all live in the world full of competition and everyone wants to win We give out our own

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