Much of life bils down to feeling you have to choose between being yourself/free and being loved.

In order to have both, people often seek financial independence first. Of course, by the time you’ve sold off part of yourself and made the money, it’s hard to integrate and remember what you were all about before. Perhaps creating from a free place is how one can create financial independence. I’m banking on it.

Anil Dash has a real nice post about the kind of great stuff independent entrepreneurs can make.