Financial Independence is important since a secure job is a myth. Financial Independence is an excellent way to take back control of your life. It allows you to spend time on things that matter to you and you can stop trading time for money.
Society does a great job of telling us what is “normal” and what is “weird”. As social creatures, human beings tend to seek approval from others. We spend an awful lot of time trying to win the approval of people around us. Our desire to be accepted by others never ceases to exist.