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!
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live your own life

follow your own plans and principles; be independent of others.
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She emphasized that ethics can be about the way we each live our own life, but mostly it is about the ways we interact with one another.
Not how do we get people healthy a but how do we balance the health outcomes we want with the freedoms we regard as very precious in this country to live our own life. So what is the balance on each of these subjects between the rights of the individual, parents' groups, industrial commercial concerns and the Government?