Life is a popularity contest.

Other people’s opinions affect us.

How people see us, view us, and think of us affects our lives.

If people like us, they hire us, buy from us, and vote for us.

If we want to get ahead, we almost have to be likable.

The more people who like us the better we do.

So we play along.

We play the game.

It gets exhausting.

I don’t want to play a game.

I just want to be myself and live my life.