My philosophy is: It’s none of my business what people say of me, and think of me. I am what I am, and I do what I do. I expect nothing, and accept everything. And it makes life so much easier.
Success? I don’t know what that word means. I’m happy. But success, that goes back to what in somebody’s eyes success means. For me, success is inner peace. That’s a good day for me.
If I had to give my younger self some advice, I think it would be that you have to laugh at things—things that scare you, things that intimidate you, things that hurt you, When you’re humiliated, when you’re rejected, you have to be able to take these bad experiences you have and turn them into a great dinner party joke.
I’m still learning to love the parts of me that no one claps for.