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Life is doing what you want

Life is about living on your own terms, following your intrinsic motivations.

But being a good person is existing with other people.

Figuring out how to do both is the trick.  Do you disregard others' feelings?  Do you ignore everyone else's desires?  It's a constant navigation between your interests and others.  

If you follow other people, you're doing yourself a disservice and you'll eventually snap.  If you plow ahead, not taking others into account, you'll find yourself alone. One technique is to find your tribe, find other people that think like yourself.  

But you will always wind up compromising.  And this is a good thing, you can't know what you actually want without some pushback.