Free from the influence, guidance, or control of others
Able to support oneself financially
While it is great to be self-sufficient and take pride in taking care of yourself, too much pride can shut others out who want to help you.
In the case of a person who is not able to support themselves, the judge will want to know what plans they have for becoming self-sufficient and how long they expect the process to take.
Since they didn't have built-in playmates as children, only children are very independent, creative, and self-sufficient.
By educating yourself, however, you can change how your family interacts, leading to a stronger family and more self-sufficient children.
Independent senior facilities differ from assisted living facilities in that prospective residents must be in good health and be self-sufficient.