Originally Posted by abcbac
If you try to impress everyone, you will go crazy.
I agree. It reminds of an old Indian parable:
An old man, a little boy, and a donkey traveled through a village. The little boy was riding the donkey and the old man was walking next to it. The townspeople exclaimed, "look at how that selfish young boy rides the donkey while that poor old man has to walk." So the old man and the young boy switched places. When they got to the next village, the townspeople cried, "look at how that grown man rides the donkey while that poor little boy has to walk." So they both got on the donkey. When they got to the next village, the townspeople yelled, "look at how those two ride on that poor small donkey when one of them could easily walk." So the old man and little boy both walked next the donkey. When they got to the next town, the villagers laughed, "look at how those two walk next to a perfectly good donkey, when they could ride it." Suddenly the donkey escaped their clutches, ran off and fell into a river. The moral of the story is, "if you try to please the multitude, you'll end up losing your ass!"