I used to feel guilty because I felt I should have been stronger, instead of conforming to what others wanted of me. Now I feel compelled to write from my own viewpoint why I think it’s important for us not to conform, if what’s being asked of us isn’t right and why we should learn to follow our own path.
It stands to reason that if we live by our own values and principles, we will live a more peaceful life with less stress in it and will be free to make our own decisions. Instead, we may conform to fit into another person’s beliefs and live by their rules and not our own.
But if what others are asking of us doesn’t fit in with our plans, we must make our own decisions on what we want to do. When we try to match up to other people, it usually means we’re trying too hard to find a level of acceptance from them. We shouldn’t have to match up to others, instead we should think about our wants and needs.
We must be comfortable around non-conformity. Not conforming helps us grow emotionally, physically and spiritually because we’re free to do our own thing. We must try not to care about what other people think.
You’ll stop conforming, and as long as you’re not rejecting other people out of spite, no one should have an opinion on it or make you feel bad.