Independence and / or freedom are often linked with an economic aspect.
However, it is not the whole truth, there may be other perspectives.
Independence may be surplus to take on responsibility as others try to run away from.
Unlike dependence as indicated by “But all the others do so” or “All other also says“
Fear of taking on binding responsibility and hide behind the decisions of others.
It isn’t independence – only if the decision is taken without regardless
what these will think about whether we agree or not.
To please for safe sake isn’t independence, but may be the safest in some cases.
With the inspiration from Ailsa and her absolutly worth visting blog
this is a version of the travel theme “Independence“