Don't take things personally; someone's always going to be mad at you and that's okay.
What other people convey - in what they think, feel, say, and do - is rarely about you; instead, it's almost always about them. .... There's no point in hitching your self-esteem to the fickle whims of others. Cut the cord. Practice standing a bit apart and on your own two feet. Know your own heart and keep your own word. Don't gossip about others. Don't waste time trying to please them, either. Let your life speak.
- Robert K. Cooper