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

live your own life

follow your own plans and principles; be independent of others.
See also: life, live, own
References in classic literature ?
She was the best friend I had in the world, and it is thanks to her that I am living my own life now in the one way after my own heart.
He said: "I'm a year older and a year living my own life, really, but I'll be keeping my eye out, I always do, and keep in touch with the players.
and this, that and the other, all I can dream about is being free and living my own life.