We create the world in which we live; if that world becomes unfit for human life; it is because we tire of our responsibility. (Cyril Connolly)

I think that being tired of responsibility, to be point in one’s life, where there could be a turn for good or bad change.  As we often allow things to happen to us, by enabling bad situations, when we know otherwise.  If we want respect from others, we must show others the type of respect that we expect.  It starts with the respect that we give to ourselves, by showing others that we are not weak.  If you want to be a leader, you must present yourself as one whom leads by example, rather than follow examples.  It is truly your responsibility to create the environment and surround yourself with the type of  people, that you want to be around.  As I always say and believe firmly in, we are responsible for our own happiness, so choose how you want to be treated; those willing to respect, will see it fit.

One should never have to worry, if he/she will be liked by friends or family, based on choosing to do something that you feel passionate about.  I think that life is what you make it, if you make it what you want, and others do not like it, then so be it.  Living a way, because someone else expects you to, is just as bad as never living at all.  We were born to endure, change, and evolve.  You are a hand-crafted genuine summary of what it means to be you.  If you are not willing to evolve into what you want to be, then you will never know the joy of creating the world in which you live in.