Life is too short to waste any amount of time on wondering what other people think about you. In the first place, if they had better things going on in their lives, they wouldn’t have the time to sit around and talk about you. What’s important to me is not others’ opinions of me, but rather what’s important to me is my opinion of myself. So don’t compromise yourself – you’re all you have. To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment. You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them… Accept no one’s definition of your life, define yourself.