The Courage to Forge Your Unique Remixed Path

The Courage to Forge Your Unique Remixed Path

In a world filled with diverse paths and choices, it's disheartening that some still resort to throwing dirt at those who dare to tread a different route or combination of routes. The journey towards securing one's future, independent of relying on others financially, is a noble pursuit deserving of respect, not disdain.

Yet, for many individuals like myself, this journey is often met with unwarranted criticism and judgment.

Today, I want to shed light on why it's not okay to cast dirt on those who choose self-reliance (when possible) over dependency, and why the pursuit of financial independence should be celebrated, not condemned.

Choosing to build a stable financial foundation is not about avoiding relationships or devaluing partnership or caring only about money; rather, it's about ensuring that one has the means to support themselves, be responsible for their obligations, have self-respect, charge their worth, and contribute meaningfully to any relationship they choose to engage in (as opposed to making someone else responsible for our survival). Making our own money via ethical means doesn't infringe on anyone else!

It's about fostering an equal partnership based on mutual respect and support, rather than dependency and UNEQUAL power dynamics if one provides for the other.

I could *never* justify depending on anyone else to provide for me, regardless of the kind of person they are. I don't tolerate the erosion of my independence.

I will never accept being forced to depend on anyone but myself for providing for myself and I genuinely don't care if this takes more work and heavy sacrifice, autonomy and not being anyone's you-know-what in unhealthy bonds and connections is at the top of my list of values.

Furthermore, the decision to secure one's future through hard work and dedication should be applauded, not criticized. Each individual has the right to determine their own path in life, free from the constraints of societal expectations or judgments. Whether it's through education, work, entrepreneurship, or any other means, the pursuit of financial independence is a testament to one's resilience and determination.

Moreover, it's crucial to acknowledge the underlying factors that may compel individuals to strive for self-reliance.

For many, the desire to break free from abusive relationships or unsafe living conditions is a driving force behind their pursuit of independence.

By working hard to build a future free from such circumstances, individuals are not only reclaiming their autonomy (oxygen mask) but also paving the way for a brighter and more secure future.

In a society that often glorifies dependence and privilege, it's easy to overlook the struggles and sacrifices made by those who choose to forge their own path. However, it's essential to recognize and uplift these individuals, celebrating their resilience and determination in the face of adversity.

So, the next time you encounter someone who is diligently working towards securing their future, refrain from throwing dirt and instead offer your support and encouragement.

After all, the choice to carve out your own destiny is a courageous act worthy of admiration, not condemnation.