Many people want to force you to be who they want you to be. They want you to agree with their politics, their religion, their life choices, whatever.

Don’t worry about that stuff.

First, be happy.

Before you worry about what other people think, look out for yourself. Look out for your own happiness.

Then consider your family and friends. I’m not saying you should do reckless things just to be happy. I’m not advocating hedonism. I’m saying that you shouldn’t let other people’s desires make you unhappy by trying to project their desires onto you.

You should pursue happiness without hurting other people. Take a stand against people who want you to conform to their standards or beliefs.

Be yourself!

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