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View Diary: Morning Feature: Conservatism - The Rubble and the Rabble, Part I (158 comments)

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  •  "Rugged individualism" is an element, yes. (3+ / 0-)
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    xysea, RustyCannon, FarWestGirl

    Part of the allure of "rugged individualism" is that if it's true, and if you're succeeding, then you can pat yourself on the back.  Nobody lifted a finger to help you, so you can feel the pride of having done it all on your own.  But "pride comes before a fall," as the Bible says, because rarely has any of us truly done anything all on our own.  And when we ignore that reality ...

    ... well, reality doesn't like being ignored....

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