We often place expectations on others or believe we know what is best for them. The fact is, however, we are all on our own individual and unique journeys, and rather than place emotional demands on them or be judgmental and tell them how to live their lives, we should let them go to "do their thing." Of course, there is a time and place for everything, and a person in a role of responsibility should not necessarily always be prioritizing their own needs and wants and possibly neglecting their commitments as a result. Ideally, a person should be free to pursue their own form of self-actualization while still tending to their duties. The journey is then often about learning how to balance or possibly even combine the two.