Your happiness should never be dependent on acceptance from others. A true mark of maturity is being able to accept others, whether or not they accept you. When someone does not accept you that does not mean there is anything wrong with you, convincing them otherwise is a waste of your time and energy. Instead focus on what you’re doing right in life and find happiness & success with or without them in your life. Never give your power away, that only reinforces negative people’s bad behavior towards you and condescending attitude. Never in reply respond to negativity with a negative attitude, that’s their purpose to steal your positivity away from you by turning you negative, don’t allow people to harm you in that way. The only way to succeed in life is to maintain a positive attitude towards yourself and others, always see the good in people. Never criticize those who harm you -waste your time and energy complaining about people who’s attitudes toward you won’t change. Acceptance comes first from within.