I have worked for myself since i was 20 years old . I am now approaching 61. I started with my own truck as an owner operator. I had to be a driver a mechanic, painter and book keeper, the latter being the worst part of the job,I loved driving ,and had great pride in my trucks, keeping them in a good state of repair. I never actually made a lot of money from, the trucks, but profited from the sale of the yards, which I bought to operate from. I used to work about 18 hours a day 7 days a week , just to keep my head above water. It was frightening at times when the bank interest rates went up to 18%, I just seemed to working to pay them back. and nothing left for wages. It was a good job I had a very understanding wife and children, Anyway after 40 years I look back ,and there is not one thing that I would have done differently. I loved every minute of working for myself, and I am enjoying every minute of my retirement, If I was younger I would almost certainly work for myself , maybe not in the trucking job. There may not have been a lot of money , but I made up for it with job satisfaction.