As human beings we are unique, as well as being individual and different. Even though we will experience similar things, we will still be uniquely different.
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 a young age to behave in a certain way or follow a certain path. But I believe it’s important we walk our own path despite those external influences.
It’s also important we put our own stamp on things, make our own mistakes and take responsibility for the decisions we 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 choice, because you may be letting them down in some way. You’ll only be letting yourself down. Unfortunately, if we don’t put our own stamp on things, our parents’ core values will become ours. 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.
As a child, I wasn’t allowed to make my own decisions. I was expected to take my parents’ decisions. Now I make my own decisions, but it’s not come without a cost.
Choose to become independent, become an independent thinker, build your confidence and self-esteem and have faith in your own abilities. Take control of your thoughts, of your feelings how you want to live your life and you will.