You Should Please Yourself Alone

Picture this:

If you drive a simple car, people’ll say all you have is a common car, why don’t you get a cool ride. So you save up and get one. A short while later, thesame people will say to you ‘why can’t you afford to get yourself a jeep?’. When you work your butt off and get yourself a jeep within your means they’ll say you’re too stingy to spend a little money on abit of body-work and painting, then you beat yourself up about it, then put in some more work, then wax up your new jeep and its now sparkling they’ll ask why you can’t just buy a more recent jeep with working AC, GPS, leather seats, spinning rims and stuff.
At this point you think of committing suicide cos the last few times you’ve banged your head against the wall. But then something tells you “all things are possible through Christ who strengthens you” So you get strengthened, work extra hard, even dabble into stuff you normally wouldn’t just to acquire a new state-of-the-art automobile. But the minute you step out of the new ride they’ll say you’re proud.

Who do you think you are? Driving the latest jeep with leather seats, GPS, AC, spinning rims and stuff. Feeling cool with yourself. Shame on you! Wasting all that money when people are poor around you. Who do you think you are?!

Then your walk and smile is called a Show of pride. You’d then recall you were happier with your first beat-up car that nobody liked.

You can’t please everyone, so you should just please yourself. Make the best of what you’ve got.

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