chapter
INDEPENDENCE
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Modern man is linked to life by a thousand bonds. He is only a little screw in a vast machine —a screw that has little or no influence on the working efficacy of the complicated apparatus, that can be lightly thrown aside or replaced. We all feel the burden of modern life, and instinctively we all fret under it and work against it. But independence only apparently the coveted is ideal; behind it lies not only the desire for freedom, not only the proud feeling of self reliance. The employee who has made himself independent has lost his master but becomes the slave of innumerable new tyrants to whose wills he must bow: his customers. There is an inner and an outer independence. But it is only the inner independence that one can hope to attain wholly.