Most people are programmed to please. They spend their lives trying to
live up to other people’s expectations. Of course, they secretly resent
those people for that.
told, in effect, ‘Listen, kid, here is the news: life is not about you.
Life is not about what you want. What you want is not important. Life is
about doing what others expect of you.’ If you accepted this idea, later
on you wondered what had happened to your fire. Where had your
enthusiasm for living gone?”