“Let me never fall into the vulgar mistake of dreaming
that I am persecuted whenever I am contradicted."
— Ralph Waldo Emerson
“It ain't what they call you, it's what you answer to."
— W. C. Fields
It doesn't matter what others think about what I do or do not do. It is my own thinking about what I do or do not do that matters. If I approve of me, that is all that is needed. If others approve too, the more the merrier, and if they don't, that's okay too. I'll celebrate their way for them. It is so empowering and comforting to be an allower.