This was written by Fritz Perls, the brilliant scholar & psychologist that developed Gestalt therapy. I have many of my clients memorize it & use it in their daily lives. It helps with codependent relationships, obligatory family relationships, developing independence, & maintaining an overall healthy philosophy in relationships.
I do my thing and you do your thing.
I am not in this world to live up to your expectations,
And you are not in this world to live up to mine.
You are you, and I am I,
and if by chance we find each other, it's beautiful.
If not, it can't be helped.
(Fritz Perls, 1969)