This is not mine. A friend posted it on FaceBook, but I found it too invaluable not to share.
You should learn you cannot be loved by all people. You can be the finest PLUM in the world: ripe, juicy, succulent, a positive delight.
But you must remember there will be people who do not like plums.
You must understand that if you are the World's Finest Plum, and someone you like does not like plums, you have a choice of becoming a banana. BUT you must be warned should you choose to become a banana, you will always be a a second-rate banana instead of the Best Plum.
You must realize if you choose to be a second-rate banana, there will also be people who don't like bananas.
Further, you can spend your life trying to become the best banana, which is impossible if you are a plum. Or you can seek again to be the Best Plum.