You can't please everyone

Do you and be happy

You can't please everyone

As a teenager, it’s normal to want to be accepted. Especially if you’re in a new neighbourhood without any friends. Or a new place where nobody knows your name.

Of course you wouldn’t want to be left out of the fun. You may try to please the cool kids so they’ll like you. You may even daydream of being their bestie and hanging out with them. And there’s nothing wrong with this.

At some point, we’ve all wondered whether everyone likes us. It happens more often than not. But the thing is, you can’t please everyone. Nobody can. Each of us is unique. We have different views and opinions; that’s why we don’t agree on everything.

That being said, the world is a big, wonderful place. Which means if some people don’t accept you for who you are, others surely will. You’ll make great friends who really like and respect you.

So avoid doing stuff that makes you uncomfortable just to please others. You don’t need anyone’s approval to feel good. You rock all day, every day—no matter what anyone says.

Always stay true to yourself. If you don’t want to dance, don’t. If you’d rather read a novel than play a board game, do your thing. Your happiness and peace of mind matter most.

When you stop trying to please people, you’ll be able to focus on important things. E.g. your goals, your loved ones, and your well-being. Remember, there’s only one person you should ever try to please: yourself.

So do you. Live your life to the fullest. We’ll be cheering you on all the way up. And you’ll never have to wonder if we like you. Because we do.

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