“You cannot please everyone and you shouldn’t try to. You will lose yourself in the maze of what everyone else wants from or for you. One day you’ll wake up and see a stranger staring back at you in the mirror. You’ll wonder who you are when you take away everything people have made you to be. Don’t do that to yourself. Don’t carry that kind of burden around for the rest of your life.
Be who you are. Love what makes you who you are. Give yourself time to discover who you want to be and what you’d like to do. Don’t let anyone else take the reigns of your life. They were meant for you and only you. You have to forge the future you desire. You have to find and create your version of happiness. It’s okay if they don’t get you. All that really matters is that you understand you and are happy with yourself.
Don’t lose your soul trying to make everyone else happy. Be yourself. Be happy. Be free and you will touch lives just as you are. For who you are is beautiful and one of a kind.”
– Terence Olivier, Rainbow Warriors