Life is too short to spend it worrying about other people’s opinions—what they might say, think, do, or how they might react. If there is a misunderstanding by all means try to clear it up but never waste even a second trying to please people or make yourself more amenable to them. We need you in your fullest capacity. We need 100% of you—not 70, 80, or 90. We need all of you just the way you are.