You can strive for more or less.
Society makes us feel like we should all want and work for the same things, but I think we need to ask ourselves if that's what we actually want?
Do we truly desire to work a corporate 9-5 job? Do we truly desire to have children, get married and stay at home? Do we truly desire to go to that party and drink? Do we truly desire to go to the gym? Do we truly desire to wear the clothes we wear or have our hair the way we do? Or do you want something different? Something that other people may not understand. Something that other people may disagree with. Something that isn't 'normal'.
You can strive for less than other people. Or maybe you want to strive for more than other people. Strive for whatever the hell you want because at the end of the day, this is your life and you're the one who has to live it.
Certified Counsellor & Mental Health Coach