Chances are, at one point or another, you’ve heard the phrase ‘you can’t please everyone,’ or something similar. It’s a simple saying, yet one that contains tremendous truth in its limited words, and I think it is one a lot of us could benefit from in terms of its honesty.
When I was in my early twenties, I decided one day to stop allowing the thoughts and opinions of others to dictate the choices I make for myself, and further, my beliefs. I suppose I could say I’ve always held this attitude, even from a young age, but I feel as though I was able to properly garner the essence of simply not giving a fuck about what other folks think about me once I was in my twenties and started encountering some serious *adulting*.
Since adopting this attitude, I can say without any doubt in my mind that I am a hell of a lot happier than I ever have been, and I’ve also found that life tends to become more enjoyable when you begin to live for yourself as opposed to living for others.
There is so, SO much truth in the saying that it is nearly impossible to please everyone. I suppose there are select circumstances in which all parties involved are able to attest to their content and joy in regards to something, but as I said, these circumstances are select and are hard to come by. Through life experience I have come to the conclusion that I could literally saw my own arm off to please certain people I know, only to have them ask me to saw off the other.
There are some folks that simply cannot be pleased, my friends.
The act of pleasing everyone is one that is highly improbable, and honestly, it just ain’t worth it. You do you, and I encourage you to pay attention to the freedom you experience once you start doing so.