Can we truly live for ourselves? No, I don’t think so. Even when we believe that the way, in which we conduct our lives is according to our absolute own liking, inevitably or unconsciously, we will steer our life’s trajectory in the direction, which pleases not only us, but also those that we consider to be authoritative or simply important in relation to us.
No wonder many people choose not to have children. They know that their kids will succumb to the unpredictability of life. The know that their kids will have no choice but to be controlled by them, society and the unforeseen factors of the destiny.
There are so many contradictory messages floating in the air so abundantly. Even those, who announce so loudly to the world that we should all live for ourselves, I highly doubt that THEY have been able to do so, truly.