When we were children, we used to think that when we were grown-up we would not longer be vulnerable. But to grow up is to accept vulnerability…
To be alive is to be vulnerable.
As Americans it seems we have placed too much emphasis on independence as a culture. I’m not referring to our rights as citizens. I’m referring to our resistance to being inter dependent. One of the biggest challenges for people after an injury or trauma is the feeling of being a burden on family and friends. Our pride as Americans can be a deadly force preventing people from getting help and from having a sense of community and support during times of struggles.