Why on earth should I follow the crowd when I know it's not the way I want to be walking? I may alienate myself my doing so but I have to be true to who I am otherwise I'm just someone who isn't authentic & doesn't listen closely to my own inner voice.
If you have had something similar happen recently, just know this. You are not alone. Don't feel like you have to become one of the 'Sheeple' just simply to keep the peace or to 'fit in'. Be proud to be different. If things don't work out you can always go back & take the other pathway.
Always follow your heart & your dreams because it's those that keep us going. It's those that keep us alive! Without following our true authentic self, then we're just 'going through the motions'.
Have a great day. Namaste. Xx