Independence appeals to all ages. It means "freedom from the control, influence, support and aid of others." So, it's not surprising that teenagers talk about gaining their independence. Many adults have the goal of being "independently wealthy", and senior citizens want to maintain their independence. Whether anyone is ever truly independent is a discussion for another time and place - but it sounds good.
Craving political or personal independence is one thing; daring to pursue spiritual independence is problematic. What we need instead is a recognition and acceptance of our deep spiritual dependence. Jesus said, "I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in Him, bears much fruit; for without Me, you can do nothing (John 15:5)
Far from being self-reliant, we are totally and eternally dependent on the One who died to set us free. Our greatest strength comes from dependence on our strong God. We need him every hour. Let Him come into your lives so that you will be blessed abundantly.