Being needy or dependent on any person thing or system is such a low place to exist. For me the reason for investing and becoming financially independent is to get myself and my family to a place where I am not needy or codependent on anything. This is the place where you can really focus on what you WANT. The person you want to be, the experiences you want to have and the things you want to do with your life. There are so many areas of life where you can take total control, not only your wealth and finances but also your health. So many people are blaming the system, The government, pharmaceutical companies, The education system, etc etc, not realising that there are steps and measures to take to be completely independent of all of these structures and none of them ever have to have an effect on you. The only way to get there is by investing and using your own creativity to design your financial future. The first step to get there is to let go of the fear that somebody is doing something to you, it's impossible to expand and seek security at the same time! you choose one or the other! Thoughts!!!