The more dependent we become, the more we lose control. Years back, most of the automatic systems we use today were mainly manual.
Gradually, the manual systems phased out and the automatic systems took over. What do you think happened to those who were too dependent on manual means rather than try to gain knowledge and experience in using the new automatic ones?
Well, most of them lost their jobs and the few of them still in the system are on the verge of losing their jobs in the coming years.
What happens when you depend too much on a friend or a loved one? Well, they will be willing to accommodate and help you for quite some time, but once you're not showing any signs of being independent yourself or contributing significantly to their own lives, guess what? They begin to disdain you.
What happens when you choose to hang on for too long to an old method of producing something, whereas there are newer methods which could lead to a higher productivity for you? You become outwitted by competitors who are willing to use the best means available to beat you.
What happens in a relationship when one partner is too dependent on the other and doesn't seek to also contribute to the success of the relationship? Of course, it soon breaks up.
I can go on and on to cite examples than buttress the fact that too much dependence on one thing often turns out negative.
If you really love and respect yourself, you should never depend too much on anyone or anything. It's true that sometimes, you just have to depend, but even if that's all you can do at the moment, always strive to be independent or interdependent.
When you find yourself in a situation where you have to stay dependent on anyone or anything, keep it burning at the back of your mind that you must hustle to keep your options open and break into that phase where you are capable of handling any sudden unexpected changes.
Keep your mind on new and emerging trends. Keep an eye on opportunities and changing times. You will find them and you will be able to know what's phasing out and what you need to take up.
Don't stay too dependent.. Strive to be in a situation where you can be independent or interdependent(which is best).