Are the morals you live by your own? Or are they echos of someone else's life?

Are the morals you live by your own? Or are they echos of someone else's life?

I am...

I am Christian. I am a girlfriend. I am a daughter. I am a mother. I am a teacher. I am a business owner. I am a student. I am woman. 

Before it all, I am a human. I think, I see, I smell, I taste, I process everything for myself. What is a good person? That is for me to decide based on my experiences, my interactions with other persons, my connections. What works best for me? That is for me to decide. Only me. I appreciate the insight and love that I receive from others. From my mother, my son, my spouse, my inner circle. However, in the end the person who must live with every decision I make, is me. In our society, we have been taught to internalize the guidance of others. To listen to the cautions of everyone else but the person inside. We follow a faith we haven't truly studied, cater to a man at our expense, lose ourselves in our children. & than the end comes and we have a laundry list of regrets, second thoughts, and pain because we never got to know ourselves. 


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