Stop caring about if other people like you

In this society, we determine our self worth based on how other people view us. We’re social creatures that crave approval from others and that’s why we bend over backwards to impress others. But what does that mean for us? It usually just means we get into the mindset of believing that we’re not good enough, because it is impossible to satisfy everyone around you. This becomes extremely hard when the people you are trying to satisfy are family. It’s not like I can just tell you to cut them off because you can’t choose your family. That doesn’t mean that you have to spend every second of your life trying to impress them. You are your own person with your own goals and own interests and no one can take that away from you. On the other hand, you can pick your friends. I understand that cutting off a friend is a lot easier said than done but you do not need unnecessary negativity in your life. You will be much happier doing whatever you think is best for you, instead of listening to what your friends, family, or society tells you is best for you. In 2020, we’ve come a long way with acceptance of people’s struggles or unique quirks, but we still have a long way to go. Through this account I’ve found so many supportive, open-minded people that would love to help anybody they could. This gives me faith that you can always find someone to open up to about how you feel. If it’s not someone currently in your life you can try making new friends that support you for the way you are. If you’re struggling to find a support system right now I hope it gets better for you soon and just know my DMs are always open <3