There are a lot of things beyond our control. When we try to force such things, we’re often left feeling dissatisfied. Like we’re beating our heads against the wall.
Pleasing others can be a slippery slope. It feels great to make someone happy. But it’s easy to put too much weight into what others thing about us. When that happens, we’ve lost control of ourselves. Given all of our power to others.
Now, all we have is living to try and please others.
When that happens, take a step back. Ask yourself, “What do I really want?” Sometimes the answer is forthcoming, sometimes not. But keep trying.
Eventually, you’ll get your response.