No Man Is An Island

Henry David Thoreau

“No man is an island, but a part of the Main. Ask not for whom the bell tolls, it tolls for thee…” – John Donne.

All of us need others. Thoreau after his famous retreat into the woods went back to society, family, friends, acquaintances and all the joys of interaction.

It was Jean Baker Miller who said, “In modern living, the major threats come not from the physical world but from the other people. It is people who make us feel unacceptable from early childhood and on, throughout life. If one could turn confidently to other people, in seeking to deal with these feelings, and if one could do this repeatedly with faith and ease, there would be many more chances of productively dealing with life.”

Our relationship with others creates the confidence and the positive feel where creativity becomes natural.