"be yourself. if you water yourself down to please people or to fit in or to not offend anyone, you lose the power, the passion, the freedom, and they joy of being uniquely you. it's much easier to love yourself when you are being yourself.
"Worry about your character, not your reputation. Your character is who you are, and your reputation is who people think you are." - John Wooden quote- Wow, profound and perfect advice for me right now ;