For my eleven months old grandson it’s his first steps. For students it’s moving out and make your own choices. For me personally it was to set up my own coaching company at the age of 64. To stand on your own two feet has a different meaning for anyone and in any stage of life.
Students sometimes think that you have to do everything by yourself and solve any problem you face. If they don’t succeed immediately it feels like failure or being immature. That’s too bad. For their stage of life eminently is a learning period. And you may learn that any human in society is always vulnerable. That you can learn from failure, and that you can ask for help.
That’s not failure, that’s standing on your own!