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

live your own life

follow your own plans and principles; be independent of others.
See also: life, live, own
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OPPO understands that youths are fascinated with trends that express their individualities as they seek to live their own life. Beauty technology from OPPO, popularized by the F7 model, is already a hit with young consumers.
One must remember to live their own life - don't live before the eyes of others.
AS a parent, it's hard to accept your child may choose differently from you, but you have to let them live their own life.
"I think there comes a time in a young adult's life when they want to live their own life. Similar to a child that goes to college and they don't really come home a lot," the Daily Star quoted her as saying.
As long as you don't involve children, animals and vegetables, they leave you to get on and live their own life in their own way."
Dear reader, AS a parent, it's hard to accept your child may choose differently from you, but you have to let them live their own life.