Our life as a path to independence

I found an nice post about financial independence, you can read here According to the author our life is a path to independence.  we are born dependent on the parents and achieve independence working.  Nowadays, most developed countries have systems to provide pensions on retirement so we achieve financial independence: we can live without working.  Unfortunately we are too old to enjoy life

About Financial Independence:

According to Wikipedia Financial independence means you have enough wealth to live on without working. Financially independent people have assets that generate income (cash flow) that is at least equal to their expenses. Income you earn without having to work a job is commonly referred to as “passive income”.  For example, if someone receives $5000 in dividends from stocks they own, but their expenses total $4000, they can live on their dividend income because it pays for all their expenses to live (with some left over).