As human beings we are unique. Even though we 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 like 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 through my experiences 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 feel you may be letting them down in some way. You’ll only be letting yourself down. Sadly, if you don’t put your own stamp on things, other people’s core values will become yours.
Of course, 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 simply expected to fall into line with what my parents wanted for me. Now I am able to make my own decisions, but it’s not come without a cost.
Choose to be independent and be an independent thinker, build your confidence and self-esteem and have faith in your own abilities. Finally, take control of your thoughts, of your feelings and how you want to live your life, and you will.