REFLECTIONS AT THIRTY-YEARS-YOUNG Written by Diane N. Tran
Never compare yourself to others, it leads to vanity and bitterness for there are always those whom are greater and lesser than yourself. Appreciate yourself as you are, no matter how humble you think you may be or how others may perceive you to be.
It takes years to build up trust and only seconds to destroy it. But don't judge people on who they used to be. Allow them to be who they are. See them how they are now, not how they were back then.
Decide whether you're willing to say no when you don't want to do something. Decide whether you're willing to say yes when you do want something, even if everyone around you disagrees. Decide whether you wish to live the life as you so desire, or whether you wish others to live your life for you. Decide whether you want to be liked or admired, whether fitting in, is more important than finding out what you're doing here.