“Don’t listen to what they say about you. Find your own way. You are your own master. You can choose where you want to go.” No matter how hard we try to be independent by our surroundings, we always are. Pretending not to be is an illusion. You can pretend as much as you want.
Ask yourself the simple question: if you grew up in Aberystwyth who would you be? Most likely not the same.
You are made up of all that you experienced. If you had different experiences, you’d be different. If there were nothingness, you wouldn’t experience yourself. You need relation to be. To others. To the planet. No one never needed nobody.