"Care about what other people think and you will always be their prisoner". Lao Tzu. You are not here to fill space or to be a background character in someone else's movie. Consider this: Nothing would be the same if you did not exist. Every place you have ever been and everyone you have ever spoken to would be different without you.
We are all connected and we are all affected by the decisions and even the existence of those around us.
"For what it's worth: It's never too late to be whoever you want to be. I hope you live a life you're proud of and if you find you're not, hope you have the strength to start over again".
Never put the keys to your happiness in someone else's pocket.