Then there are those people who never become independent. They do not ever take responsibility for themselves, for their actions, for their livelihood, for their lives or the lives of their children. Sometimes it is because they were not raised by parents who knew how to be parents. Sometimes it is because they are too lazy. Sometimes it is because they chose a wrong path to follow in life, a path that led them to poverty and self-destruction. Sometimes it is because they are afraid to try, afraid of failing, afraid of being alone.
We all need help or advice sometimes, but the best feeling in the world is to take responsibility for yourself, for your actions, and for your life. Learning to be self-reliant starts in childhood, and most children show those signs of wanting to do things for themselves. Sometimes parents squelch any behavior that could make the child more independent, and they do the child a disservice that may haunt the child forever.
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