A moment well lived, changes all that has gone before. Do not allow past rejections to drag you down like a ball and chain, but rather change the past by excelling in the moment, even if you stand alone. Eventually it will amaze you that the opinions of others even mattered, as you blaze a trail across the sky.
Do not fear aloneness – for great fullness resides in a life well lived. Ultimately it will be seen that approval conditioned on mediocrity is no approval at all, but rather the exploitation of another to affirm one’s acceptance of their own mediocrity.