I remember listening to a song with my mom while growing up.

I didn’t even know the artist and the name of the song.

I did remember the lyrics.

“But it’s all right now, I learned my lesson well.
You see, you can’t please everyone, so you got to please yourself.”

I didn’t understand what the lyrics meant then. I do now.

We can’t and won’t make everybody happy. We can’t and won’t please everybody.

Do our thing. Live our life. Choose ourselves. Make ourselves happy. And as the song suggests, please ourselves.

Thanks mom.

The song is “Garden Party” by Rick Nelson.