One of the hardest things to come to grips with is that no matter what you say or do, no matter how hard you try or how nice you are, there will still be people–lots of them, who won’t like you. It doesn’t matter what the reason: maybe you’re smarter, maybe you’re dumber, maybe you’re just too different for them. It just doesn’t matter. What’s important is that you like yourself; that you have confidence (no matter what those nasty little inside voices tell you). There’s nothing wrong with you and there’s nothing wrong with the people who don’t like you.
I think this is especially difficult for women. We’re brought up to make people happy. We see homecoming queens, Miss America pageants, and we see that being popular, pretty, being that all-pleasing person is more important than just finding and being our true selves.
Well, here’s some news. You can be the prettiest, best, nicest, smartest, amazing person on earth and guess what? People won’t like you. It’s not your job to make everyone like you. Your job is to love yourself.