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The independence you get is actually a critical learning experience. As Elizabeth said, you have the freedom from "having" to do things, but if you don't do what's expected there are consequences. For example, you have the freedom to skip class, but if you skip too many you'll probably fail that course and have to pay to retake it. So the freedom to make choices and consider the consequences prepares you for adult life, it helps you to learn in a relatively safe environment which choices have acceptable consequences and which have severe consequences.