As a gimp i've always strove for independence. i've needed to do that because i live in a society that says you're worthy so long as you can "take care of yourself". i've needed to do it because i grew up in a family that valued hard, often backbreaking work, over all else. Because that's just what you do. It's how you show your love, it's how you eat. And it's how you're rewarded and acknowledged as a worthy person.