We must be careful not to allow other people’s values to change our trajectory.
What inspires us, calls to us, and drives us forward may be for us, alone.
Others may not understand.
They may not see the world the same way that we do.
If there is any chance of us being happy, we have to come to terms with this.
We have to know our values.
We have to own them, live by them, and stand up for them.
We cannot waiver simply because life becomes difficult or because what we value is unpopular.
Following the ever-changing values of popular opinion is a fool’s errand anyway.
In the end, it will only leave us alone amongst fools.