It always seems that we’re pressured into doing things we have no desire in our hearts to do. These pressures can come from our own expectations that conflict with reality, or simply the pressures of society. The latter seems to dictate more than we realize. The biggest difficulty is when your goals and dreams counteract societal norms. This type of situation can be most challenging as it lacks a support system. Below are some of the societal pressures I’ve personally faced, and how I overcame them.