In the back of every person’s mind, a subconscious substrate of all thought and emotion is mixing around, either clear and functional, or tangled up and suppressed.
In other words, all the things that happen to us throughout the day and the way we are treated by everyone, it builds up in the back of the mind and really has a profound effect on us.
Sometimes it’s even a delayed reaction.
You might be the more kind and giving person in a relationship of friendship, and when that isn’t reciprocated, it could leave a genuine, long-lasting feeling of being taken advantage of: that type of thing really builds up.
This article should help explain why you have every right to do whatever you want in life, even if your friends and family initially don’t respect your right to choose your own path.
1. It doesn’t matter who is “right,” it’s your life
There is a such thing as objective morality, but when it comes to your life path and decisions you make, you’re the only person who is correct: it’s your choice.
When someone tries to coerce you into following a path that your gut and your intuition does not feel, that’s just what the situation is: coercion.