#8 You’re #1
The most freeing part of growing up is realizing that you don’t need anybody’s approval. Nobody is important enough to keep you from doing the things you love.
Maybe you want to take up dancing as a hobby or eat junk food once in a while; there is nobody around to stop you.
Apart from silly decisions, growing up affords you the freedom to pursue anything you’d like. You don’t need anybody’s permission to change careers, buy a car, move to another city.
You can make personal changes that nobody else can second-guess because you know yourself best.
So, if that new career or haircut is going to make you happier, then you need nobody else’s approval!