We all dream of living a life without responsibilities and worries just like when we were children. We want a life where everything is handed to us and we don’t need to worry about paying the bills or working. However, that kind of life is boring and being dependent to our parents isn’t going to do us any good in the long run. It is better to run your own life. Here are the top 10 benefits of being independent.
10. You get to do anything with your money.
You earned your cash so why should your parents care where you spend it on? That is one of the best advantages of being independent. You won’t need to explain where your paycheck goes to.
9. You learn to become responsible.
No matter how your parents train you to be responsible, the only way for you to learn it is when you become independent. You become responsible with household chores, your finances, your jobs and your relationships because there is no one there to catch you when you fall.
8. You take control of your destiny.
Independence means you don’t need to ask the approval or opinion of others with what you want to do with your life. You make your own rules and you carve your own path to your dreams. You decide what is best for you and no one else has a say.
7. You learn to be confident.
You will be surprised at how strong and amazing you truly are when you are independent. At first you would think you can’t do it but you will be shocked at what you can accomplish even when you are alone.
6. You will be able to gain perspective in your life.
The problem with being dependent is you are clouded or blinded by the influence of other people. When you are alone, you will be able to think clearly for yourself without the influence of others.
5. You make your own rules.
One of the most annoying things about being dependent is that you need to follow the rules of other people. This can be very annoying most especially if their rules are not reasonable. If you fend for yourself, it’s going to be your life and your rules – no one can mess with that anymore.
4. You will be better at decision making.
When you were dependent on your parents, you relied on them to do a lot of things and that included helping you out on decision making. In the long run, this will be a disadvantage for you. You will have to learn to decide on your own – this is a skill you will learn when you are independent.
3. You will have broader horizons.
You never know what you can enter and discover in life not unless you are independent. Your boundaries are just the boundaries of your parents or whoever it is you are dependent on. Now that you are independent, your horizons are only limited by you.
2. You can start your own business.
Most people don’t realize this but if you are independent, it will be easy for you to run and start your own business because of the reason that the capital comes from you alone and no one can dictate you on how to run your profit maker.
1. You can be at peace.
When you are dependent, you can never really be truly at peace with yourself. But when you are independent, you get to arrive in your own house without asking you where you came from, eat whatever you want and relax. Being alone is sometimes all we need to take off all the stress.