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!
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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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"These are rumours--I also hear them around town and they have started living their own life. I don't know where the rumors started," he added.
Shakir Mughal further said, I do not want the imprisonment of colours in shapes or their concealment in limitations; I rather prefer them in an uncontrolled and unplanned way; just like the hollow space of vast limitless blue sky with multiple shades of blue; like colours are living their own life without empowerment of shapes and fear of boundaries, boards and holding lines but just freedom.