Not everyone wants to be independent.
Most of us Renegades find this baffling, but it’s true.
Some people are more than happy to live off the state… and pay for the privilege.
Trading their self-autonomy, privacy, and money for “safekeeping”, food, and public services.
If that’s you, this video is not for you.
However, if you’re looking around and wondering, “how do people do it? How do people live in other countries where they pay less or no tax and they’re treated better anyway than me in my own country?”
Then today, on Renegade News, we’re giving you a peek into the mind of an independent Renegade so you can see for yourself and start learning the habits of highly independent people:
What Makes a Renegade or Highly Independent Person?
1. They are willing to take risks
Albert Einstein once said, "A ship is always safe at the shore – but that is not what it is built for.”
- People who are independent are essentially survivors, and ferocious ones at that.
- They understand the importance of necessities.
- They will do what needs to be done to support themselves.
- This often means taking plenty of risks. And they are more willing to take risks because, being self-reliant, they know they can handle the consequences.
- Many even find the uncertainty exciting!
2. They form new habits
- Stephen Covey, the author of 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, says that “we become what we repeatedly do,” and this lesson is crucial to people who need to be independent.
- Gaining new skills and learning new things constantly comes with an advantage, for example, money! In other words, each new skill is a resource for support.
- Independent person understands that the more they know and can do, the better they’ll survive.
- New habits are worth collecting because it enriches their personality. It makes them more self-reliant and, therefore, more confident to handle themselves and whatever the world throws them.
3. They are broad-minded
- The American writer EB White once said he wished people would “meet an open door with an open mind.”
Why is this important?
- Survival in this world is to move forward, to grow. The only reason independent people are independent is that they’re constantly growing and adapting to the world, and they can do this because they’re broad-minded or “receptive” to everything.
- Being open-minded means being open to opportunities, ideas, and perspectives.
- This is what forms their support system when difficulties arise.
4. Others do not easily influence them
- Independent people have a mind of their own. Because of this quality, their beliefs and principles are well-rooted and cannot be easily swayed by the opinions of others.
- Any decision they take is based on what they believe and not on the expectations or judgments of society.
- It is this lack of insecurity that gives them that awe-inspiring confidence.
- Although they are open to suggestions and advice, they tend not to ask for help because the only help they’re used to is that which they get from themselves.
5. They stick to their decisions
- Because they make decisions independently, they understand the responsibility that comes with it.
- Independent people are rarely worried about the consequences of their decisions because they own up to things no matter the outcome.
- When we’re constantly worrying about the consequences of our decisions, we become fickle and perpetually change our minds.
- This is a trait you will not see in a person who stands on their own feet. Once they make a decision, they stick to it simply because they are confident about everything that led up to it, and are fully prepared to bear the consequences.
6. They have self-respect
- Finally, the most important element that makes up an independent person is self-respect!
- This is the one thing you simply have to have.
- It’s all about the willingness to accept responsibility for one's own life – which is the source of self-respect.
As the world becomes more Draconian, and organizations like the WEF try taking everything you won so you can be happy, it falls on the Highly independent Renegades of the world to take responsibility for their own lives.
So, what do you think? Did I miss any important habits of personal, financial, and location-independent Renegades? Let me know in the comments below.