The Game Of Life Is Not To Please Everybody

If you are in the habit of pleasing everyone that you socialize with, you may just be suppressing your authentic self. What other way would you want to live than being yourself?

TheGameOfLifeIsNotToPleaseEverybodyThe game of life is not to please everybody
. You can TRY, but even the same people who once condone what you have done may dislike what you do at another time. As this quote says it so eloquently, “Trying To Please everyone is a recipe for stress, misery and frustration. Be yourself it’ll be good to know who’s down with that.”  No matter how careful you are with the things you do, there will be someone to judge or misunderstand you. In fact, there is nothing wrong with that. Say for instance; you are someone who is very careful with your money it is almost certain that someone will say that you are a miser. Will you stop being careful with your money?

In all honesty we have to admit to ourselves that we too have at some point in our lives found ourselves condemning somebody else for what we would condone in ourselves. Remember, even in doing nothing people will find fault with what you haven’t done. As I have mentioned before, those who like what you have done, then dislike something else you do, shows that you will not be able to please all the people all the time. In fact, I don’t know if anyone has. With this in mind, you should know that no matter what path you choose to pursue there will be someone who will think that you should be doing something else. Furthermore, while you are on your path or the choice you have made you should still exercise humility and at the same time stay sincere to your conviction.

Remember, if you constantly try please all the people all the time, you will prevent yourself from becoming who you really are. You must feel free to express who you really are. You are going to be criticized no matter what. If that’s the case, I would say be criticized for being your authentic self.

You want to bless even those who don’t like what you do. 


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4 responses to “The Game Of Life Is Not To Please Everybody

  1. If you attempt to please everyone, you please no one. This often includes yourself. I gave up on perfect and attempting to please everyone all of the time when, one day it dawned on me that they crucified the “Carpenter”. I do not know of anyone past or present which has been universally admired and accepted. Some people will love you unconditionally and some will choose to find flaws. These flaws are often based on the persons perception which is not necessarily the reality. Unfortunately this perception controls much of other’s attitude and behavior toward you. It is their choice. How do you make someone else like/love you/want to be with you? I think it is good advice to accept the idea that we are liked by some of the people some of the time. I feel that we create undue stress on ourselves if our goal is be universally adored. I think it is better for us to focus on the people in our lives that love us unconditionally rather than spend undue amounts of time on those not drawn to us. I do believe joy is an emotion desired more than anguish. You are cool just the way you are!!!!

  2. This is so true. I wrote about this in a chapter in my book, “Don’t Lose Focus.” If you try to please everyone, you will end up displeasing God and yourself. You can’t adjust to everyone’s liking and personality. “Be your authentic self,” as you stated, is what really matters. When I wasn’t so mature and spiritually grown, I use to worry a lot about what others think of me, or if they like me, or if what I do please them. However, gone are those days. I understand not to be selfish, while at the same token, DO ME! God bless my brother. Well said!

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