Reading up on self reliance and people and organizations that are finding ways to help everyone be more self reliant I found the Omaha Together One Community who exist to create community.
We teach people to become effective leaders, explore their legitimate interests, do solid research, engage in sometimes tough, but always respectful public discourse, hold elected officials accountable and create positive change through collective action. Through the practice of these skills, people build relationships of trust and, by acting collaboratively, become part of solving their own problems rather than expecting someone else to take care of them. This is OTOC’s “Iron Rule,”- never do for others what they can do for themselves.
It’s that last line that were struck me. The OTOC’s “Iron Rule”
“never do for others what they can do for themselves”