live your own life

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live your own life

To act, think, or behave independently; to be true to one's own interests, judgments, and beliefs, independent of the opinions or influences of others. I've never once worried about where you would end up after finishing school. Even from a young age, you've always lived your own life. I'm sick of being expected to follow in his footsteps as this great musician—I just want to live my own life!
See also: life, live, own

live your own life

follow your own plans and principles; be independent of others.
See also: life, live, own
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He is like one who, in the storm of dust and sleet which the driving wind hurries along, retires under the shelter of a wall; and seeing the rest of mankind full of wickedness, he is content, if only he can live his own life and be pure from evil or unrighteousness, and depart in peace and good-will, with bright hopes.
Like Luke (Jerome Ponce) is starting to live his own life, he has his own condo (and) Nikki's (Janella Salvador) starting college life," he told "TV Patrol.
My boy Charlie is a promising player but I try to stay out of his game because I want him to live his own life.
Last night Graeme played down the rift, saying: "Pete said he was going off to live his own life.
Having been arrested, in essence, for being camp, the young Crisp makes an impassioned plea to a staid magistrate, who, hearing his desire to live his own life unhindered, dismisses the case.
It's dying - if you believe in justice It's dying - and if you believe in freedom It's dying - let a man live his own life It's dying - rules and regulations Who needs them, open up the door
If the Roethlisbergers are willing to let their son live his own life, they find it alternately annoying and amusing that others don't.
You probably are, but you've got to let your dad live his own life.
He loves it in Newcastle because the Geordies just let him have the privacy he needs to get on and live his own life.
Lark--the protagonist of The Beauty of Men--prepares himself for what the narrator of Nights in Aruba, Holleran's second novel, unconvincingly asserts that he must do: live his own life.
It's hard, but you have to let your son live his own life and make his own choices - even if you disagree with them.
It's very difficult for him to live his own life,but what he needs more than anything is independence.
He was determined to set his own course and live his own life, and I think this is one of the qualities that people most admired about him,'' she said.