Autonomy; freedom from external control or influence; independence. So how do you get it? First you have skills, abilities that others want, and that are completely capable of looking after you and yours. Second you keep life simple. You don’t need much, you are not looking over the fence and keeping a scorecard, you plan for the rainy day, and you have a safety that allows you to be picky. And last but not least, you have the mental discipline to know your purpose. You don’t delegate control to someone else’s purpose unless that purpose aligns with yours.