Self-autonomy, Control and Trust -The paradox of independence and community (intro)

Individuals want to be held accountable through trustworthy relationships, yet are afraid of being controlled, generalized, falling behind, or being taken advantage of is the paradox of self-reliance and collective action.

My inspiration for writing this essay was motivated by Sebastian Junger, friend Maurice and many more individuals who have suffered from PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder). It is also a memoir for myself who experienced similar struggles due to my brought up experiences and militarized education since age three. I am still walking out of the consequences nowadays through self-healing, engaging with the community, and learning from Nature. Doing these things have set me free from my old path and taught me to be firmed to embrace new beginnings.

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