If you don't take control of your own Destiny, Someone else will! And you will NOT be happy with where they are sending you. When people push their opinions and ideas about the things YOU should be doing with your life on you, all it does is make you angry and cause issues between you and that person.
Take a look in the mirror and ask THAT person what you should be doing with your life because when it comes right down to it, You're the one that has to live with your choices. Are you going to make them for yourself, or let other people make them for you? Are you going to take control of the story of your life and be your own author or let someone else decide your adventures?
Everything you need to accomplish your goals is available to you if you reach out and take it. Take the reins and take back your power, focus on your true intention, focus on what you want and need in your own life. If you want to make a change in the world, start with yourself. Open your heart to the possibilities of Self Love, and Self Respect. We all walk our own paths, towards the same end, The journey getting there is different for everyone. Don't impose your beliefs on others paths because they might work for you, but they are personal beliefs and opinions that are valid for your path alone.
I am a HUGE advocate of self expression. Especially when that self expression goes against the grain and challenges people's perspectives. I believe that creativity and self expression are wonderful ways to solidify our individuality and leave a statement that says "I did this! I lived this life, MY way!" So, are you going to accept what is being offered you today? Are you going to take the reins and live for you, or let someone else lead you down their path while yours is overgrown with weeds?
Today is the first day of the rest of your life...How do you want to spend it?