In the pursuit of better living, improved earnings and dream actualization, you have to make all your resources work for you and that includes your contacts.
I have met people who told me point blank "I just don't like you", and obviously trying to deliberately change their disposition would be a total waste of time and resources.
There would always be scenarios that would want to provoke you, question your believe, be little your hard work and make people want to ask you stupid questions. Don't let the pressure drive you into doing stupid things you would regret.
A friend called in that he’s been on the bed all day depressed & didn't feel like ever leaving his bed. I told him this happens to the best of us often...
Your friends are your most assured connections, believe it or not. Most people up there have been fortunate to have kept at least a friend with purpose...
Be nice to yourself, don't give others power over your life, know what to share and what to hold on to.
You can judge me as much as you like, that also makes you human, we put to sword when we can't ration the whys and the whats. I would be surprised if you had done otherwise. However, sins are sins, no double standard before God, because mine seems more grievous to you doesn't make yours less grievous to someone else.
I lost my job because I stole from my company and this was all because my wife kept comparing us to her friends
A real friend is rare, so if you have one, trust me, you are lucky.
It is not such a bad idea to be passionate, shy, considerate, amiable and even meek but in all of these don't sacrifice your happiness because someone doesn't feel secure about your growth.