Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else’s opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.
We all feel the pressures to conform throughout our lives — to the expectations, values or worldviews of others, be it in our intimate circles or in society at large. In the short run, it can seem the easy way out to simply bend to the opinions of others in our pursuits of intimacy, acceptance and achievement. It’s only in the long run that we realize this “success” can bring little happiness, because it’s a kind made for the life of another.