Today, we live as if we have to be doing what the society expects us to do during a particular time, or when we reach a particular age. We believe that we have to own particular things or behave in a specific way for the society to accept us. For instance, many people believe that they have to appear prosperous in the eyes of the society for them to gain acceptance.
However, this idea that we have to do or have what the society expects is a very foolish idea. It is an ideology that can mess up your life and prevent you from discovering your full potential and doing what you really want to do in life.
I wish people knew that they don’t have to be anything at any particular time. The society must not dictate what you should do or what you must have. Whatever you have or do is your own business because at the end of the day whatever you do mainly affects you, and you alone.
For example, if you get married just because people expect you to marry, the marriage problems will only affect you, and the funny thing is that all those who expected you to marry won’t be available to help you when you face those marriage problems. Also, if you get a child just because people expected you to get one, the people who expected you to have a child won’t help you to raise it.
Besides this, if you end up being broke just because you wanted to prove to the society that you have so much money to spend, people will be unwilling to lend you money despite the fact that you became broke because you needed their acceptance.
Therefore, if you want to do your own thing by following your own path, just do it. Never avoid following your ambitions because you want to do what the society expects you to do. Many people, in their deathbeds, reveal that their biggest regret was the fact that they avoided doing important things or following their passions because they wanted to conform to the society. They feared to go their own way because the society expected them to get a job, marry, get children and die without making a significant change in the world.
Therefore, no one should ever tell you that should marry because you have reached a certain age, or you have to get a job because you just graduated, or that you must prove to the society that you are rich just because you got a job.
The society’s expectations might stress you despite the fact that they might fail to add value to your life. If you want to be happy, just do what you want to do at your own time and pace without trying to conform to the society. No one should tell you what you must do. We are all unique in some way, we come from different backgrounds, and we have different paths to follow. Therefore, do what you feel is right for you at your own time as long as you don’t harm anyone, because at the end of the day, you are the only one who knows what makes you happy, and you are the only one who will suffer from your decisions or actions.