Meaning Of Self-Reliance

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The True Meaning of Self-Reliance! There are two men in a small town, one is a “do it yourself” type of man and the other is a “pay someone to do it for you man”. Many believe that the man who likes to care for his things, himself to be a more self-reliant man than the other man. Today, we will shall try to prove this theory either correct or incorrect and we will break down the meaning of self-reliance and try to figure what it is. We will search and see if being self-reliant means doing everything for yourself with no other help or is there a greater meaning to this broad term. In order to better assess the term I interviewed a variety of folks from different age groups and compared there answers along with researchers to prove my question…show more content…
Keep this definition in mind as we explore the interviewee’s opinion on the definition of self-reliance. In my research some of my respondents believed self-reliance to be a representation of “self-control.” Self-control meaning, to be able to manipulate your actions based on wise decisions and not your emotions. Others, like myself see self-reliance as an adaptation of individualism. They believe that there is no one definition for self-reliance that it should be different for every person. Many examinees (4 out of 10) believed the definition to be the same as the Merriam-Webster definition. These were the three most answered definitions of self-reliance from my research and from my…show more content…
It’s like you can discover yourself through figuring out your definition to self-reliance. Since I believe it should be tailored differently to each person. No two people should have the same definition for self-reliance. It has a specific meaning in a dictionary, but individually it should begin to form it’s self differently. For a famous boxer, Floyd Mayweather it could even mean different. Mayweather, now a World Champion in boxing, he believes that someone should work hard enough they can obtain their deepest desires. Now this subject can also be linked to self-reliance, Mayweather was self-reliant because he was aware of his options. He wasn’t born a boxer, he was made a boxer the rigorous training and hard work, Floyd used his own personal self-reliance to overcome obstacles and become the champion he is today. Floyd was able to be self-reliant not because he did it all by himself, because he didn’t. For years he signed a contract like many other athletes, until he was able to indorse himself. The fact that he used others doesn’t take away from his self-reliance, but its adds to it. He was able to remember who he was through the fame and the fortune and he put his self-reliance to work every time he stepped in the
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