You think you want to be like everybody else. But everybody else takes their cues from everybody else. Being like everybody else just makes you average—worried, in debt, bored, and dissatisfied with what you have. If you knew that living like everybody else on the outside would leave you feeling like this on the inside, you would have done what you suspected was right in your heart instead of doing what was right in your own eyes.
The book of Judges shows us that when we do what we want, when we want, with whom we want, we ultimately end up exchanging one king for another.