So throughout life our worst weaknesses and meannesses are usually committed for the sake of the people whom we most despise.
Great Expectations - Charles Dickens
This is probably one of the truest quotes from literature I’ve ever come across. It seems like time and time again, we waste our energies focusing on impressing people who we really don’t like all that much. Maybe we just don’t want their negative judgment…really, though, we shouldn’t give half of a shit.