live (one's) own life

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live (one's) 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
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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.
Her new life changes Woody's strong loyalty, and the cowboy decides to live his own life.
Let him live his own life. Peaceeee outttt," another user commented.
He said the greatest service to the humanity would be that forced control should be ended and every individual should be allowed the right to live his own life.
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. If he knows his dad is worried about him, it will help him get through.
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
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. He is a man who says what he thinks if he sees something wrong and while some people in the Welsh Press or on the terraces may have had problems with that in the past, I only see it as a positive thing."
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. At the end of the novel, Mr.
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.