Our crowning achievement was maintaining ourselves without any assistance from the outside world.
This could be the statement of a state or nation founded in the desolation that was the early days of exploration. It could also be the glory of any number of venturesome individuals who managed to “pull the rabbit of success” from the hat of misery. As it stands it is our statement of how most people at variance with the established “rules”, “the way it’s supposed to be” of society, culture, or identity manage to maintain themselves and learn to flourish despite bigotry, contempt, or arrogant condemnation by would be saviors, flim-flam miscreants, and other professionals.
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