Do you struggle with people pleasing? Do you betray the core of who you are in order to get the praise of another? What a breath of freedom to release your expectations of yourself and realize that endlessly seeking the approval of another human is not only fruitless, but can be spiritually damaging. Also question why you respect their opinion so much. Are they worthy of such high esteem? If so, are they not also full of enough integrity to love you for your true self? Be responsible to God and your core authenticity. Be honest and truthful. Stay true to your ethics, morals, and your soul. Your life is vibrant and alive - naysayers are irrelevant. They aren't your tribe. Focus on truth, and there will not be room for lies.