Aristotle on Self-Sufficency

Our contemporary definition of self-sufficiency fails to account for our nature as “dependent rational animals”, thereby leaving us with an articulation of sufficiency that is functionally incoherent. Let’s see what ole’ Aristotle has to say: “We do not mean by self-sufficient what suffices for someone himself, living a solitary life, but what is sufficient also with respect to parents, offspring, a wife, and, in general one’s friends and fellow citizens, since by nature a human being is political” I leave you to apply this in consideration to the goings-on related to our Administration’s recent actions directed at our southern border.