It’s easy to get caught up in what society expects of you. After all, it’s constantly being shoved down your throat through the media, peers, and even well-meaning family members. But at the end of the day, you have to remember that society’s expectations are not your own guidance. You are the only one who knows what’s best for you, so don’t let anyone else tell you what you should or shouldn’t do with your life. Trust your gut and follow your heart – that’s the only way you’ll truly be happy.
Another reason why you shouldn’t get too caught up in society’s expectations is because they’re always changing. What was popular or “cool” 10 years ago is likely completely different now.
And in 10 years from now, who knows what the trends will be? So even if you do manage to meet all of society’s current standards, there’s no guarantee that you’ll still be doing so in the future. It’s just not worth your time and energy to try and keep up with something that’s constantly changing and unpredictable.
So next time you find yourself getting worried about what others think of you, remember that society’s expectations are not your own guidance. You know yourself better than anyone else, so trust your instincts and follow your heart. That’s the only way you’ll truly be happy and fulfilled in life.