Section C Compound DictationOur lives are woven together. As much as I enjoy my own company, I no longer i*gine I can get through a single day much less all my life completely on my own. Even if I am on vacation in the mountains, I am eating food someone else has grown, living in a house someone else has built, wearing clothes someone else has sewn from cloth woven by others, using electricity someone else is distributing to my house. Evidence of interdependence is everywhere; we are on this journey together.As I was growing up, I remember being carefully taught that independence not interdependence was everything. “Make your own way”,” Stand on your own two feet” or my mother’s favorite re*rk when I was face-to-face with consequences of some action: Now that you’ve *de your bed, lie on it.Total independence is a dominant thing in our culture. I i*gine that what my parents were trying to teach me was to take responsibilities for my actions and my choices. But the teaching was shaped by our cultural i*gines. And instead, I grew up believing that I was supposed to be totally independent and consequently became very reluctant to ask for help. I would do almost anything not to be a burden, and not require any help from anybody.