Living according to the expectations of others is destructive to your own happiness, if you ask me. Your environment consists of many people with all different beliefs, dreams and expectations. Some may want you to be a reckless party animal so that they are always ensured to have good company when going out, while others may want you to work hard so that you develop a great career and make lots of money for your (future) family. Human beings all have different demands with respect to family, friends and relationships. You simply cannot please everyone at the same time. That is, you can be the ripest, juiciest peach in the world, and there is still going to be someone who hates peaches (well-spoken Dita Von Teese!). I believe it is better for sake of your own happiness to live the life you want, instead of the life others want you to have. Never change yourself so that other people will like you. People will like you when you act like yourself. And if they do not, they are not worth your presence.
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