Autonomy Is Overrated

The recent book you read was likely written by two or more people, even if there’s only one author name on it.

The viral YouTube video you shared last week took at least two people to make.

The witty design of a website that wowed you required more than a couple of people to build.

We don’t need more independence or more alone time. The epiphanies you go off on your own to have no longer compare to the ones you can have when you go off with a few friends, stay late with a handful of coworkers or talk with strangers.

You’re better of working to be less self-sufficient than more, and see what happens. We’ve spoiled autonomy by comparing ourselves to one another. “You think you’re better than me?!”

With groups, partnerships, and communities we have a better opportunity to make something remarkable, to have epiphanies that really matter, and create something incomparable.


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Garth Beyer

Garth Beyer is a Madison-based writer and Public Relations Strategist focused on telling stories, running through trend-making PR strategies and trying new things in life.

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