do you like being independent or not?

Philippines
November 25, 2008 11:39pm CST
hey guys, i'm just asking about this because i want to be independent at my age now. i'm 21 but i have a problem how to be an independent person because at this moment, i am still studying in college that gave me the reason to be still dependent on my parents even if i'm a working scholar and i have my tuiton free in the school. how about you my friends there? do you like to an independent person or not becuase as we go on to our lives in the future, we should be independent but still, others are not that even if they had already a family, they usually still in thier parents they depend. Good luck my friends.
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8 responses
@oyenkai (4396)
• Philippines
27 Nov 08
I like being independent. I had my first taste of independence this year. I started working last May and am living away from home (I work in a different province) and only go home around twice a month. I pay for all of my expenses and act like a freeloader when I'm in the province :D so I kinda have a double-life. I like being independent because it makes me feel like I'm actually maturing in life. Thanks for commenting in my dicussion!
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• Philippines
28 Nov 08
yeah! i think it does because independence can me our selves free from other problems not intedded for us.. we can do everything we want in our daily lives. have a nice day.
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• United States
26 Nov 08
even though its the hardest thing i could ever see myself doing i love it. its a hard road to travel but at the end whatever you have you know you can say I GOT THAT.
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• Philippines
27 Nov 08
that's true... that's why i want to be in that position in the society even though its the hardest to thing to do and it has more things to be encountered in my life... but there see, there are many tnings can make me know my self better... thanks a lot..
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@Kumaresan (450)
• Malaysia
26 Nov 08
hello friend... well, at your age, you should be pretty much independent because at 21, i think you're mature enough to do the things by your own... but since you're studying in college and still dependent on your parents, you can't do so... but at least you can try it... after college, you can go to watch movies, take a tour around the town, meet up with a friend, and do all the things you want to do at your early age... i'm at 18 now and studying in college... i'm also still dependent to my parents like you do but i do enjoy myself to be independent... i'll stay up in the library, meet up a friend, take a lunch, play some games before i go to my house... my parents are controlling me so i have no choice but to stay in my college extra time before i go to my house...
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• Philippines
27 Nov 08
thanks to your comment, but see, if i should be independent now, it will probably a big problem or in other thing, it will be a big test in my life.. i would say that i will sacrifice a lot of things in my life to independent later on or after i finished my studies, luckily i'm on my 3rd year now at my college days so i would be happy to and independent person after i finished it. thanks a lot.
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@Margarit (3677)
• Philippines
26 Nov 08
Well honestly i want to be independent but my income is not sufficient with my expenses so i still need my parents to support me. At this age i still dont have enough income to live a life with my own. I cant afford to buy my own house and to support my daily needs and want. And also i dont like to be alone at home for i will feel sad and lonely.
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• Philippines
27 Nov 08
we are just in the same situation my friend, even though that youve already finished your studies (not like me) and you have already worked, still you cant say that your independent because you/we still dependent on parents.. by the way, how old are you my friend? thanx for the comment..
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@mikkymyde (182)
• Nigeria
2 Feb 09
Hey..been independent is a very good thing to experience but you have to be careful so that your freedom doesn't change your personality and your focus in life..but all the same its good to be independent.
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• Philippines
16 Feb 09
I enjoy being part-independent. I'm eighteen, so my parents still have a part of me so I can't like, move out and stuff. Our parents tend to let us do as we please and just check up on us from time to time--see if our grades live up to their eexpectations and all--but all else we can do it by ourselves. They don't want to raise spoiled brats, neither to they want to raise wild freaks, so they train us early on.
• Philippines
16 Feb 09
I love being independent because I don't have to tell where I'm going all the time, where I'm spending my money, etc. I don't have to ask permission since I am not spending their money. If you still have to ask for money from your parents then you also have to ask for their permission if you are allowed to go some place fun but expensive. You can buy anything you like with your money, you don't have to ask your parents for money to buy an expensive dress or shoes you really like. Being independent also makes you learn the value of money. Since you are paying for the house, credit cards, car, food, gas, etc, you have to learn how to budget your money so you can pay all the bills and still buy things you like.
@bamakelly (5193)
• United States
12 Feb 09
I like to be an independent person. I am going on age 41 soon but I have been this way all of my life. I think that I like to be set in my ways and do things the way I want to most of the time. I feel a little too humbled when I ask anyone for anything. It is just in my nature to want to be flying solo with a lot of things that I do.