"It's not that, Alvah. It's not you alone. If I found a job, a project, and idea or a person I wanted - I'd have to depend on the whole world. Everything has strings leading to everything else. We're all so tied togeather. We're all in a net, the net is waiting, and we're pushed into it by one single desire. You want a thing and it's precious to you. Do you know who is waiting to tear it out of your hands? You can't know, it may be so involved and so far away, but someone is ready, and you're afraid of them all. And you cringe and you crawl and you bed and you accept them - just so they'll let you keep it. And look at whom you came to accept."
~ Dominique Francon
"The Fountain Head" by Ayn Rand