Dependence on state an addiction
http://www.cnjonline.com/2016/11/01/mcmanigal-dependence-on-state-an-addiction/

Sometimes it seems we live in a culture of dependency. Some people are dependent on drugs, while others are dependent on prohibition. Some people are dependent on other people; some are dependent on distractions-- electronic or otherwise. And more and more people today are dependent on government.

Being dependent is the opposite of being mature; of being responsible for yourself and accountable for your behavior...read the rest...