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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Her husband might put her to shame and turn her out, Vronsky might grow cold to her and go on living his own life apart (she thought of him again with bitterness and reproach); she could not leave her son.
Yet, for the first time in his life, he is living his own life, not a carefully programmed script for his future financial success, and that counts for a lot.
But he has refused to allow it to prevent him living his own life.
It laid Woods senior open to charges that he is living his own life through his talented son.