Being independent is a value of transcendentalism. It teaches people to not let other peoples opinions destroy their own thoughts. It is not a bad thing to be different, most times it can be a good thing.
Who doesn't want to be loved like this? Just once, forget about protecting your heart, being wary and suspicious and careful, and love, completely, wildly and freely. I promise you, it's worth it. ~~ Houston Foodlovers Book Club