Does it really matter what people think of you? Does it really matter how well liked you are? Of course it does, but all within reason. Never to the extent that you have to sacrifice who you are in order to fit the mold of who you think you should be or who others expect you to be. Always be yourself, acceptance comes over time. It’s not easy to love anyone who does not yet love themselves. It may be acceptance from others you seek, when really the problem is lack of acceptance of self. Blaming others is never the solution to your problems. The best way to overcome any problem & take back control over your life is to face your fears & let go of expectations and accept yourself as you are, perfect or broken, then begin to put yourself back together again. Acceptance doesn’t require perfection it merely requires patience, understanding, and love -love for yourself & all that you were, could be, and are as is.