march to (the beat of) (one's) own drum

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march to (the beat of) (one's) own drum

To do something, act, or behave in a manner that does not conform to the standard, prevalent, or popular societal norm. My brother's eschewed the idea of a full-time career and has had every oddball job you could think of, but then he's always been happy marching to the beat of his own drum. Look, I respect the fact that you like to march to your own drum, but do you have to make a point of doing everything in a counter-cultural way?
See also: beat, drum, march, own
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She takes risks and she marches to her own drum and she knows what she likes," Posen told The Associated Press in an interview.
She takes risks and she marches to her own drum and she knows what she likes," said Zac in an interview to The Associated Press (via (http://www.