Life was once based on how we see ourselves, as clear as looking at ourselves in a mirror. Personal, direct. Now, we base our lives on how everyone else sees us. Impersonal, empty of reason. Be independent, light your own color of fire, and be real…. I fear we’ll watch our special understandings of life disappear if we rely on everyone else to support who we are, and the decisions we make. Creating your image in social dependence is stripping yourself of your very ability to be you.