The opposite of independence is dependence, and the Fourth of July is a good time to sit back and take a look at your life.
Just for a moment, pretend you won a U.S. $50,000 first-class trip around the world. And there is only one proviso: You must leave tomorrow.
Now make a list of what you need to do to leave.
This is the list of your dependencies, the things that rob you of the freedom and independence you so deeply cherish.
What are you fighting for today, independence or ways to give away your freedom?