You have to be happy with yourself. No-one else can give you the right to like yourself.
Ultimately, you are your own judge.
This means that everyone is their own judge. And no-one else’s.
Bruce Lee once said:
‘I’m not in this world to live up to your expectations and you’re not in this world to live up to mine’
Everyone has their own views, morals and goals. You need to make sure that what you’re doing is in keeping with yours.
Until I get good enough at this writing malarkey, I’ll keep referring to other people’s words that better explain my own:
This is ‘The Guy in the Glass’, by Dale Wimbrow:
When you get what you want in your struggle for pelf,
And the world makes you King for a day,
Then go to the mirror and look at yourself,
And see what that guy has to say.
For it isn’t your Father, or Mother, or Wife,
Who judgement upon you must pass.
The feller whose verdict counts most in your life
Is the guy staring back from the glass.
He’s the feller to please, never mind all the rest,
For he’s with you clear up to the end,
And you’ve passed your most dangerous, difficult test
If the guy in the glass is your friend.
You may be like Jack Horner and “chisel” a plum,
And think you’re a wonderful guy,
But the man in the glass says you’re only a bum
If you can’t look him straight in the eye.
You can fool the whole world down the pathway of years,
And get pats on the back as you pass,
But your final reward will be heartaches and tears
If you’ve cheated the guy in the glass.