*Most* can't afford independence. Here's why. (thread)
For survival, the vast majority need the protection & support of groups. Traditionally, family & community. Today, depressingly, identity affiliations.
Smart heretics without rich parents or who don't commit hard enough to generate escape velocity will fail. No group protection, no personal gravity. This is the professional class & is better off in 6-figure corporate jobs.
They are more free. No reputations, resumes or 401Ks to protect.
But they will ride a financial, emotional & experiential rollercoaster for life. Even if they make it.