The world does not have authority over me. I alone can decide what rules to follow, what lines to say, what games to play. I’m in charge of my life, and I will not be tamed. I can empathize with you without owning your feelings. I can agree or disagree with love that is unchanging. I can open up my heart or lock it away. I cannot control the world, but I have full control over how I live in it. And I will stand by my mistakes, hopes, lessons, and triumphs.