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Independence Does Not Come Without Responsibility

Episode(s): "Mama's Boy" (Season 4, Episode 5)
Air date: 7/12/1996 

When we're young, all we want is independence. But when we get it, it can be a little overwhelming. This is the case for Heffer when he gets a job and moves out of his parents' house. His roommate's wild lifestyle begins to have a negative influence on him, and, as we see in the episode, makes Heffer's independence that much harder to balance out.

Independence is a gift. It's the reason why we can go out for a late night with friends, and go to work the next day with a hangover and not need to worry about our parents interfering. But if there's anything to take from Heffer's experience is this: Independence comes with acknowledging to take responsibility for yourself.

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