Never change yourself to keep someone pacified. The people who love your passions and your flaws even if theirs are totally different, who will stay when you have put up walls, or when you decide you're changing your plans, who support you no matter how crazy you sound and take joy in your joys - those are the ones who get the *privilege* of staying with you.
You choose how you handle life! Choose gracefully, choose kindly- you get to decide. I love this quote! I hope God grants me many more years to interact with family, friends & the "public"! I have so much more I want to do, say, mentor & teach! Peace out!