I have never seen a more ugly regression than from this culture of pseudo independence and the mentality of “I don’t need anybody, I’m good enough for me” in America.
You begin to see the effects everywhere: careless parenting, complete selfishness and isolation of families at the community level, and a complete lack of empathy for others. People just don’t care about their neighbors anymore, they don’t care about developing their cities, or the education of the less fortunate around them. They just care about getting ahead of everyone else.
It doesn’t take much to change all of this. It just takes some compassion. It’s okay to get some sense of purpose, motivation, love, etc from other people, that’s what makes humans so great.