Ireland, Scotland and Catalonia

Independence is both a personal and political concept. How can I distinguish between the two?

Independence is a quality that people take pride in. I am no exception to that idea. I sense that I have been independent lthroughout my life. I have fought to gain control and protect myself from being dominated. In the process I have become dominating myself. This is an inevitable consequence. In my latter years I have mellowed and tend to let things flow, although inside I feel that tug that tries to get me to take over.

(This will continue about independence in politics.)