I used to feel guilty because I felt I should have been stronger instead of conforming to how others wanted me to be, although there’s a part of me that knows I had little choice in the matter.
I felt compelled to write from my own viewpoint why I feel it’s important for us not to conform to other people’s lives if it’s not right for us, and why we should learn to follow our own path.
It stands to reason that if we live by our own rules, we will live a more peaceful life with less stress in it. We will live by our own values and be free to make our own decisions.
When we conform to fit into another person’s life, we live by the other person’s rules and not our own. If what others are asking you doesn’t fit into your own plans, make your own decisions on what they want you 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.
Be comfortable around your non-conformity. Not conforming helps you grow emotionally, physically and spiritually because you’re free to do your own thing. Try not to care about what other people think. You’ll stop conforming, and as long as you’re not rejecting other people’s ways out of spite, no one should make you feel bad about your choices.
When you choose to do your own thing for your own reasons and you’re not hurting anyone else, everything will work out. It’s your life to do with as you please, as their life is for them to do as they please. They shouldn’t make you feel bad.