Asking for help is a sign of strength not weakness. Inherent in the American culture is the idea that the self-reliant individual is the ideal. As the University of Missouri at St. Louis states on their website under the heading "Key American Values," Americans "have been trained since very early in their lives to consider themselves as separate individuals who are responsible for their own situations in life and their own destinies. They have not been trained to see themselves as members of...
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