I stopped hanging out with polite, nice women, who were concerned about their image and reputation.
I stopped hanging out with people who were a bitch to others’ opinions of them.
Because I became aware of what it was COSTING ME.
If people are walking around, constantly concerned about what people think and twisting themselves into a pretzel in order to accommodate everyone else’s expectations, they can’t help but throw that poison at me.
“But what will people think if you say that?”
“Aren’t you afraid of people thinking you are selfish?”
“Aren’t you afraid of losing business?”
“What if people get the wrong idea about you?”