Introspection

At what age do you start to live for yourself?

Stop pleasing the people around you 

Stop filtering what you want to say

Stop living your life for others.

It sounds a lot easier than it is

Especially when you are the product of immigration.

The burden of wanting to pay it forward 

And live this life not only for you

But for your parents 

That sacrificed more than they will ever admit 

To give you the opportunity for a decent life.

The guilt of not wanting to be selfish 

But also break free and do what feels right

Is heavy.

It weighs you down. 

So tell me, at what age do you start to live for yourself?

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