Thoreau was in my opinion a man who had a very weird mind, and a very different way of thinking from the majority of people. He thought that you shouldn’t be dependent on the division of labor, because then you would have to rely on someone else to give you food. For this reason he wasn’t dependent, he even disliked division of labor, he hated business.
He placed the example of savages. He said that they weren’t dependent, and that they did their own work. Trying to convince everyone else that we, like them, should be independent, and do our own work as well.
In conclusion, Thoreau hated being dependent.