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
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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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She accurately portrays Marcie's quest for affection, her confusion over her father's announcement, her feelings for ID and Linus, and her need to help her mother while living her own life. Through poetry and chats, she and Katie ponder love and passion.
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He needs to get used to the idea that he's lost her and give her more space to get on with living her own life."