Sometimes its harder to listen to your own voice than to the voice of people around you. And there are always more voices than words, and more words than wisdom. And words that confine the mind are often more audible than words that set it free.
The world, when it is mad at you, will tell you you cannot accomplish anything. When it is loving, it will make you believe you can do anything. And whether you believe the world or not is your choice, but to choose believing it over you own voice is folly.
Nobody is born with an inner voice. But having led a life without heeded to it is worse than having lived a life of glory dancing to the voices of the world.