Yes, you can choose to do as you’re told, “fall in line” where others expect you to stay put, and live for others ideals and truths, but you will break your own heart and spirit. Your body will eventually let you know too that going down a path chosen for you, and not chosen by you, is a recipe for depression, anxiety, and grief. Get clear on what your heart is really telling you, and then do the unthinkable, follow it. Yes, it will be harder initially to swim upstream, but swimming downstream with what is not in alignment with you will take you over the edge at some point, in some kind of way. Follow your own heart.