live your 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

live your own life

follow your own plans and principles; be independent of others.
See also: life, live, own
References in classic literature ?
Shouldn't I be better off to have nothing to do with them, to live my own life, and make my own pleasures?"
"My Dearest: I am off--surfeited with endearment--to live my own life and do my own work.
"I try to do what I need to do and live my own life.
I'm trying to live my own life and move on, but I still want a relationship with my family.
So I'll be toasting that legacy as I bid farewell to 2015 - feeling inspired to live my own life to the fullest in 2016.
I can't wait to get away from my house and live my own life, but I won't be able to do that without money.
"My mother loves me a lot and wants me to live my own life. My mother is also very fond of Deepika.
"Grand Life Coaching was formed three and a half years ago out of my commitment to live my own life doing what I love."
I would like to live my own life. If everyone was pleasant and did their bit it would be fine, but I find people constantly act unreasonably and selfishly.
Not having to conform to someone else's idea of how I should live my own life. Steering my own ship is much more empowering and I get to see the results of my work first hand.
At least that's how I've learned to live my own life.
I want to live my own life without her looking over my shoulder all the time.
I was never really unhappy, it is just that I wanted to reclaim my anonymity, to live my own life. I think that if you have children, it is you who should look after them.
"Here I can live my own life, have my privacy, go shopping with a girlfriend or to the theatre or cinema and no-one cares.