Read that again: YOU DON'T HAVE TO CARE IF PEOPLE LIKE YOU.
Sure, it’s nice to be liked. But people will come in and out of your life, and if you spend a lifetime focusing on how to *make* them like you, you may never figure out what it takes for you to like yourself.
Time is precious, don't waste it caring so much about what other people think about you. And, if you're having to prove yourself to someone, or they make you feel bad about yourself when you are being the best you you can be, walk away. Be who you are and be kind.
Spend your time being the kindest, most authentic version of yourself. That, in itself, will attract the kind of people who will value you for you and make you a better version of yourself at the same time.
The Bumble Hive