LIVE AND LET LIVE.
I'm serious about this hey. You're on your path and folk are on theirs. There is no accounting for taste and variety in the spice of life. Hmmm I wonder if I can fit in another cliche here....oh yeah, people in glass houses should buy a really good window cleaner. Or something.
DO NOT POINT IT OUT.
People didn't even notice that spot on your face or your weird knees or your semi-chubby calves until you pointed them out. They'll be all like, 'Don't be ridiculous!' and laugh but really they'll be thinking, 'Shit, you're right!' So ssshhhh!
SOMETIMES YOU JUST GOTTA PRETEND YOU LIKE SOMETHING SO YOU CAN BOND WITH ANOTHER PERSON.
Pretend you like the same kind of music or movie or whatever. Don't go overboard, just agree, nod, smile and be non abrasive. You don't have to pretend to like anal sex though, that's taking things too far.
I WANNA SAY DON'T SLEEP WITH HIM JUST BECAUSE HE IS FAMOUS...
But you're not gonna listen, are you?
SOMETIMES WHEN YOU MAKE A POSITIVE LIFE CHANGE, PEOPLE WILL HATE ON IT. EVEN THOSE CLOSEST TO YOU.
It's not even from a malicious place and often they don't even realize that they are doing it but people are scared as fuck of change. People get used to you being the depressed one, the one with the weight problem, the dependable one that just lives down the road, the single one who is always ready to party, the one in the a relationship who won't be competition when you go out etc - don't get angry, for they know not what they do. Also, do NOT let it deter you from entering a new chapter or making some positive changes in your life. If you are picking up weight and can't get into your clothes and decide to do something about it, IGNORE THE PEOPLE WHO SAY YOU LOOK FINE, because you know you LOOK fine but you don't FEEL fine...and they will never understand that...especially if they have been a size 10 for a minute. If you really like a dude then follow your instinct, listen to what your mates have to say but make your own decisions. Unless he is a crackhead or something, or married...because they probs have a point. All I'm saying is, don't be surprised where your support does/doesn't come from when you decide to do something to improve your life. Change and improvement in others makes people re evaluate their lives and forces them out their comfort zone so they may lash out. But you're all good because now you've been warned. Nod and smile baby.
YOUR GUT IS THE BEST BULLSHIT DETECTOR EVER.
It's built in! But be careful because paranoia can often be disguised as instinct. Life eh? Wish it came with a manual. Oh wait...