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!
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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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To read it is to be inspired to live one's own life with more attention, harmony and hope.” - Lorene Cary, author of Black Ice
The desire to be independent and live one's own life fueled some women when such an idea was a taboo.
Whereas ideologies purport to offer "a political formula that promises mankind an earthly paradise; but in cruel fact what ideology has created is a series of terrestrial hells," the principles guiding true conservatism "are to be taken from a rough catalog of the general assumptions of conservatives, and not as a tidy system of doctrines for governing a state." That "rough catalog" entails being able to live one's own life based on an accepted moral code without outside government interference.
The call of the gospel is the call to learn how to live one's own life authentically in relationship with others.