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
References in classic literature ?
It was as if she had been made afresh out of new elements, and must perforce be permitted to live her own life, and be a law unto herself without her eccentricities being reckoned to her for a crime.
She was very fond of books and solitary rambles; she was not at all shy but she was as sensitive as a flower; and after a time Carlisle people were content to let her live her own life and no longer resented her unlikeness to themselves.
Her parents expected this separation to help her live her own life, undistracted by her brother's needs, but no one, including Suzette herself, expected her to fall in love at school.
Olivia recovers from the accident, but Matt doesn't make it so the former is forced to figure out a way how to live her own life.
But what happens when a black woman decides to live her own life and become who she wants to be?
Nicole, who plays the McQueen family matriarch Myra, says the incident has made her live her own life to the max.
On Wednesday, the 15-year-old reportedly cut her wrists with a kitchen knife and took an overdose of pills after accusing her guardians of not allowing her to live her own life.
It was inevitable that her feelings towards you would change and that she would start wanting to live her own life.
Getting over her may be tough but you have no choice other than to respect her wishes and let her live her own life.
Nobody is looking after the girls because their father has left them and their mother is determined to live her own life, which involves drinking and going out with (or bringing home) strange men.
The slanders on her can easily be explained by the prurient imagination of the Middle Ages and also by their failure to understand that there could be such a thing as a woman of independent means, free to travel and live her own life without a husband or male supervisor.
Although her family worried when the young woman stayed out until the wee hours, Bernal insisted that she was old enough to live her own life.
Influenced by other strong women around her -- for example, Matilde Pineda, her tutor, and her uncle's wife Nivea -- Aurora eventually develops into a freethinking portrait photographer who is able to leave her unfaithful husband and live her own life.
You should be proud you've raised a confident, independent daughter who wants to live her own life.
It shows a close understanding of one man's attempts to stifle his wife's right to live her own life.