I cannot stress how much I agree with you. People are always trying to convince me I couldn't possibly be happy without a husband and kids...It makes me feel like someone just farted into a jar and is now trying to get me to buy their fart.
The older I get, the more I understand that what works for one person doesn't necessarily work for another when it comes to life styles. Hold firm to what you believe is best for you, but also keep your mind open to consider new ideas. (Consider doesn't mean to follow blindly. Consider means to be able to change for the better, on your terms.)