True independence does not come from what’s outside yourself,it always comes from within you; that’s why independence means to depend on what’s within yourself, that’s why any dependence outside yourself is always limited and short lived, and the moment that outside independence is peeled away, insanity enters.
True independence comes from having wisdom and understanding of your inner world in order to have knowledge about your authentic self and true meaning of what is surrounds you. In the financial world, Henry Ford once said, “If money is your hope for independence you will never have it. The only real security that a man can have is a reserve of knowledge, experience and ability”, and ability is the result of understanding your inner self.
A person is not independent if he or she depend their life on someone else’s to make their life decisions for them. Depending on a job for a financial life is not independence, its dependence on the fellow human being, an employer. True independence comes by thinking for yourself, understanding your inner world and living your own life decision. Independence also is not following someone else’s footsteps; use them as your inspiration to create your own path. True independence is knowing what to do with your life and not letting someone else tell you what to do with your own life. Always remember that independence always comes from inside you, never outside you.