This was the theme for the most recent Complimentary EFT Circle class, and it was very popular! It seemed to touch a nerve for lots of people.
I have heard a version of this phrase so often. We are all so good at being the strong one, the competent one, the dependable and reliable one. We have had to learn how to do that because in the past, it may not have been possible or safe or appropriate to express what we were actually feeling. Or maybe being the "go to" person seemed like the only way to get some approval. We try so hard.
So many of us have just learned to swallow what was really inside us, stuffing down the words or the tears or maybe even the joy and excitement. It was all too much. We locked up whatever we wanted for ourselves. We taught ourselves not to want. We taught ourselves to think that what we wanted was what They wanted us to want.
Now we are stuck in a grey world of "should" and "have to" and "better not" and "I am all alone here." We think we have no choices.