Kurt Vonnegut: Be soft. Do not let the world make you hard. Do not let the pain make you hate. Do not let the bitterness steal your sweetness. Take pride that even though the rest of the world may disagree, you still believe it to be a beautiful place.
The world judges me by the decisions I make, never does it see the options I had to choose from. Good to remember, we never know what path someone had to walk down. Another reason not to judge people so harshly.