Can someone explain the difference between just having your BTC on a Ledger vs setting up your own node?

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Can someone explain the difference between just having your BTC on a Ledger vs setting up your own node?

So obviously all we are hearing about after the FTX fiasco is take your coins off exchanges and all that. 100% with you there. But I’ve also been seeing more things about running your own node, and that I am not as familiar with.

My coins have been off exchanges for the past year and in my cold wallet (ledger). However, with everything going on, I want to be sure I’m being as safe with my BTC as possible. Are my coins 100% safe on my ledger (besides obviously if I someone leak my keys)?

What are the benefits of running your own node compared to just having your BTC on a ledger?

Thanks in advance!