Eye of the Beholder, Part 17"Aren't you afraid?" said Inga, after hearing my story.Eye of the Beholder, Part 1712 hours ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Afraid of what?"
"Afraid of putting so much faith and trust in someone; afraid of becoming dependent on them; afraid that they might let you down?"
"It's not about dependency," I told her. "That's the game that everybody else is playing, in case you hadn't noticed. No, this is about freedom."
"First, tell me what freedom means to you."
"I would say that it means self-sufficiency, both material and emotional. It means not having to rely on anyone for anything; not having to work for money; not having to worry about the future, but also not looking to others to provide that security, either. It means not needing the love and admiration of others, or feeling compelled to conform to some fleeting social standard in order to gain acceptance and approval. Freedom? It basically means having the strength to not give a fuck about anyone else."
"Yeah, but that could also be interpreted as psychopathy. Besides, aren't you really