Today, everyone needs to be independent. Being independent means not dependent or affiliated with a large or controlling entity. It means not relying on someone else for support, care or funds. But the sole and most important part of being self-independent is being self-providing.

An independent life has always been essential in our society, but the more technology runs our world, being independent becomes easier and difficult too. However, independence does not mean that you can simply rely on your smart phone to solve all of your problems. You must have intellect and personal power in order to make use of technology and allow it to meet your needs. Self independence decreases the burden you place on family, friends and society and turns you into an asset to help other people.

Looking into today’s scenario, the women of our society are unable to become self independent due to lack of opportunities. In rural areas, women are wedded off by the family at a very early age, mainly because they are considered a burden by them. They are deprived of education which could lead them to a stable future without a second person’s financial support. This makes them dependent first on their fathers and then on their husbands. On the other hand, men who are given education or not are still expected and made to work because they are considered as the financial support of the family. Yes! Our society still believes in this. Even in the developed cities, where women are educated, they are pushed to marriage at the age of 25 or so even if that would make her compromise her career and ambitions. And after that, her in-laws are the decision makers for her career and work.

Women should realize that they are considered a liability and learn that self independence is the only solution to this. It leads to financial freedom because they are capable. Being a strong, independent woman means that you are able to find happiness on your own. You have self-confidence without having to rely on another person or society for validation. It means emotional independence and being able to have healthy relationships with others without falling into co-dependent patterns. It means learning to express who you are at your core, whether you are shy and soft-spoken or loud and assertive. You don’t need to try fitting a certain mold.

Regardless of your present circumstances, you have access to opportunities, education, and technology to elevate yourself. This is also a powerful legacy that you will pass on to children, family, and those around you. You will demonstrate, setting yourself as an example that independence leads to happiness.

 

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