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Developing Autonomy

What is Autonomy?

Autonomy is a person’s ability to think, feel, and act on their own. This process begins in earnest when we hit adolescence, and learn how to be functioning members of society.

While a lot of people use Autonomy and Independence interchangeably, they are subtly different.

Independence usually refers to your ability to act on your own, while autonomy takes into account your capacity for thinking, feeling, and making moral decisions that are based on your own initiative, rather than “going with the flow” of your peers.Keep Reading