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
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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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References in classic literature ?
Each man lived his own life and paid his own price for living it.
Teddy, you might have read or seen on TV, was the little baby who lived his own life for just 100 minutes, but who has a tiny part of himself - or two tiny parts to be accurate - still living inside someone else.