“Live your life the way you want to and not the way others expect you to live.”
This is my favorite quote of all times. I love it so much because it reminds of one lesson my mom taught me as little. She taught me how to always think for myself and not to take others thoughts and reflections and make them my own. Instead she always said that I should practice to go my own way. To be independent and think indepentently.
Even if this mindset has its disadvantages you will always make decisions based on your own beleives and not others. You will learn how to follow your heart instead of what everyone else does. You will learn how to be your own leader and steer your life in the direction you want to go. Don’t waste your life doing things you don’t want to. Life is to short to waste on things you don’t appreciate.