As human beings we are unique. Even though we can experience similar things, we are still unique. No two people will see the same experiences in the same way. If we did, we’d all be clones of each other.
Unfortunately, expectations are put upon us from an early age, to behave in a certain way, or follow a certain path. It is important you take your own path, despite those external influences.
It is also important you put your own stamp on things, make your own mistakes and take responsibility for the decisions you make. Never be swayed into thinking your decision isn’t right, just because someone else has offered you an opinion, or another choice, or doesn’t agree with your decision.
Don’t feel guilt-tripped into taking their path because you feel you may be letting them down. The only person you’ll be letting down is yourself. If you don’t put your own stamp on things, other people’s core values will become yours.
If we’re lucky enough to be born to parents who allow us to make our own decisions, we’ll walk our own path in life as an adult. When we’re not allowed to make our own decisions and we’re expected to fall into line, it will always come at a cost.
If you have the opportunity, choose to be an independent thinker, so you can build your confidence and have faith in your own abilities. Take control of your thoughts, of your feelings and how you want to live your life, and you will.