I used to feel guilty because I felt I should have been stronger, instead of conforming to what others wanted. Now I feel compelled to write from my own viewpoint why I think it’s important 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 when we live by our own values and principles, we can live a more peaceful life with less stress in it and can be free to make our own decisions. Instead, we may conform to fit.
But if what others are asking of us doesn’t fit in with our plans, we should 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 own wants and needs.
We should be comfortable around non-conformity. Not conforming helps us grow emotionally, physically and spiritually because we have freewill to do our own thing. We should not care about what other people think.
You can stop conforming, and as long as you’re not choosing to reject others out of spite, no one should have an opinion on what you think, or make you feel bad.