How many times do we do what people expect of us as opposed to what we really want? Do you think that is the cause of so much unhappiness that we experience? We become a Lawyer to make our parents proud, as opposed to a Librarian that our heart desires.
We study for 4 years at University as society says education is key, rather than leaving high school and starting our dream business selling vintage clothes. We rush to get married and have children as all our friends are getting married, then end up divorced. When really all we wanted to do was be single.
Generally, we do not live our dream life because we feel compelled to conform and fear our ability to make the right choices.
You know what you need to do? Find what works for you and go for it! Work it! Be it! Do it! Be happy and do what you have to do. They say we reap what we sow. Therefore shouldn't we plant seeds of happiness so that joyful flowers bloom?
I am not suggesting that we should use this as an excuse to do nothing and be a parasite on society. However if you can afford to do nothing and that is what you want to do - then why not?
Being your true self just seems right to me. How can it be wrong? The hard part is knowing what your calling really is. That should be your focus. Find out what is right for you and be YOU!
'This above all; to thine own self be true, and it must follow, as the night the day, thou canst not then be false to any man.' William Shakespeare