“The Mass of Men Live Lives of Quiet Desperation” (Thoreau)
CONFIDENCE IN YOUR PERSONAL INDEPENDENCE, IN LIFE, IS A MUST!
However—know this—your personal independence can not exist without clarity of objective thoughts (one must realize the true meaning of independence). In order to have such confidence, one must have an inherent sense of self-preservation and determination, in life and living!
Independence”, as once described in the movie “Now Voyager”—is simply “self-reliance” upon one’s own judgment…by interpretation, of course! Too often–social and polite societies hear the term independence and minds automatically reference the state of being independent of financial and professional success. Though the mentioned attributes are coherently relatable and congruent…they are not finite.
To rely upon one’s own judgment is a personal act of perseverance and defiance, as well as, challenging yourself to exercise your own individuality. Inherently speaking—self-reliance and independence are the bedrock of inner strength, self-confidence, and most of all one’s own critical thinking!
To delve even deeper psychologically, I believe it is fair to say, that self-reliance is the truest ally of independence. Why…you may ask? The answer is simple because one cannot exist without the other.
In order for any individual to be truly independent he or she must rely heavily upon their own inner voice, personal resolve: and most of all their implicit ability to stand, act, and respond to life challenges and situations alone.
The stronger and deeper embedded, within us, our self-reliance the more intrinsic the ability to “critically think” for one’s self.
Being that independence and self-reliance are not finite: it is not only rational but imperative that we as individuals do not acquiesce our innate abilities intellectually, mentally, socially, and emotionally into states of being subservient.
That said—exercise strongly your individuality, commonality, adaptability, non-conventional behaviors, and of course, defiance of obstacles and life limitations. Independence and self-reliance are your inanimate “Sword and Shield” against the world—Be “The Masters of Your Fate, and Captain’s of Your Soul” always!
Remember: “The Route Most Famous Gets You There (your destination) Faster…Not Better!