My mother taught me about the power of inspiration and courage, and she did it with a strength and a passion that I wish could be bottled.
Do not be afraid to make decisions, do not be afraid to make mistakes.
When you challenge other people's ideas of who or how you should be, they may try to diminish and disgrace you. It can happen in small ways in hidden places, or in big ways on a world stage. You can spend a lifetime resenting the tests, angry about the slights and the injustices. Or, you can rise above it.
I mean there are many people who have endorsed me that I agree with on some things and not others.
Robert A. Heinlein