my life, is it really mine?

@deepti15 (1190)
India
May 15, 2007 12:19am CST
we are all social animals, we live with family, live with friends and live with love. Soon it is that we are not just living with them, infact we are living for them. dress, behave and talk as they want, is this truly our own life. It is said the "my life is somebody elses, someone else is living with my name, bearing my traits". Is this true?
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@paywise (500)
• Indonesia
15 May 07
I think you can answer it by yourself. You've known your own life. And what have you done has'nt badly. Just keep live moving.
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• India
15 May 07
i thnk our life is ourself and we can enjoy it in our style
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• India
15 May 07
What toxic_f22 has said is very true, you are always expected to be living like what they say that you should do or you shouldn't do. Living life for someone else sake is like giving up on your opportunities & aspirations & its like living in slavery which i know no one would like to live. Being "Social Animal" is sometimes like throwing your life open to someone else for them to invade your world & dictate terms to you, this may just be my view but we can never say this will happen or not.
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@toxic_f22 (166)
• United States
15 May 07
Nice question there .. makes me think .... well ...I think you answered you rown Question ... the 'We are all Social Animals".... and being Social animals , we have to socialize and learn the goo d tings (and the implied bad things) from others..... So if you think "This" is right in that person , you will inherit it.... So it basically comes down to this .... Your life is truly and only yours , as , you are the only one to control what you will accept or reject from the other person ... and if you accept the trait ... still its your life , cause yuo accepted it ..... Hope that was what you were looking for .... ;-
@deepti15 (1190)
• India
16 May 07
a great point of view !
@worthy (2413)
• India
15 May 07
That's not entirely true.There's no doubt that social approval determines most of the actions and the extent of these actions.but at the end of the day,we do whatever we do for ourselves too.Yes,we modify our actions to suit other people too whom we love a nd care for.We do not and should not loose our identity.We should not forget that if we live for them,then they too are doing the same thing for us.The moment this mutual interaction stops,the ties brake too.A very good thought provoking question deepti.thanks for making me ponder over it.
• United States
15 May 07
interesting view point. that's why i firmly believe sometimes we have to sacrifice their wants and hopes for our own. live your life trying to please yourself, not anyone else, as selfish as that can be.
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