No one can let you down if you are not leaning on them.
This phrase caught my eye like light for the blind, money for the poor, food for the hungry. Self dependence and self reliance can get yourself to and through a lot of situations. I have always thought to be independent. And I believe that I have lived up to that expectation of mine, but rather recently, did I notice what I had become. I remember the time I fought with my mom for tipping the waiter when I had paid the bill. It had offended me somehow, I could not look it otherwise but an insult. The question kept ringing in my ears, if am capable of paying the bill, how dare she intrude in it and then argue with me to tip less than I did?
I have lived by myself already, maybe that is when it all changed? I became too self dependent, I do regret that part where I could not forgive my mothers intusion, but there is no denying the fact that, being such has not had its positives. For it has helped me get through tough times, rather lonely times, making me tough, resilient and most of all, expectation-less. And that is all that matters.
When we manage to cut the tethers, we do not let them hurt us. We do not let them, let us down. For we would be the reason for our success, and we would be the reason for our failure, but that would be still, admirable, cause we did what we felt was right for us. That proves us independent, free, and most of all, the ideal human who errs but never gives up.
And when we are confident about our decisions, we can never go brutally wrong because our intuition always has a way with life and it will get us to the right path, one route or the other. Just Trust in your instincts.