There is power in being alone.
We often believe that strength can be found in numbers, and this is true. However, if you want to know the real meaning of strength and independence, you have to learn to fight your own battles.
After all, there are journeys you have to make alone, experiences you have to find out for yourself, and independence you have to claim to see life and the world in a different perspective.
This is not to discount family and friends. You need them. I need them. We need them. Their love and support matter a great deal. But they cannot travel your journey for you nor feel your pain. They are not in your shoes, after all.
Real strength lies in knowing you will survive even when you are alone, and being so won’t stop you from living the life you are meant to have.
At first, it will be overwhelming and scary. Every beginning is. But once you get used to it and once you discover the possibilities it gives you, you will not go back. You will be stronger and become more independent.
When you fight your battles alone, you can give it everything you’ve got and only be answerable to yourself. Isn’t it exhilarating to think about, being strong and unbeatable?
It is not wrong to ask for help and to ask questions. Sometimes, you’d need the wisdom of others. But too much dependence will not do any good. If any, it would cripple you and shock you when they are not available, or heaven forbid, abandon you.
Strength and independence simply mean that you will get on with life no matter what, alone or otherwise and that you are not afraid to seek the help of others when needed. But it does not mean they merely exist for you or you for them.