You can do anything you want with your life, it’s quite simple actually. All you need to do is stop listening to what everyone around you is saying and stop doing what everyone else is doing. Let me explain.
The society we are born into is like the tide in the ocean. Most people are going with the tide as this the easiest and safest thing to do. Go to school, get a job, get a car, get a house, pay a mortgage, get married, have kids, save for retirement, retire, find out they shifted the retirement age, go back to work, finally retire when you’re too old to actually live your life the way you wanted and you can no longer do the things you really wanted to do.
What happened? Well, you followed the tide. Now there’s nothing wrong with following the tide however the tide is always changing and it doesn’t have any direction. So you just drift along with it and end up wherever it takes you. If you’re lucky you may wash up on an island paradise full of single ladies (or guys if that’s your thing). But not everyone is that lucky, some people hit reefs and others wash up on the rocks.
So how do you avoid following the tide and washing up in some unknown location? Well you build a raft, put up a sail and steer your life exactly in the direction you want to go. It may take a while to learn how to build a raft and it’s not always easy to choose which direction you want to go, but once you have figured it out, you will have complete control over what you do every day and for the rest of your life.
People will always call you out for being different and going against the tide. Don’t listen to them. Set your course in life and maintain it. If you continue to do this, you will be living the life you want to live and not the one that society says you should live.