We spend so much of our lives trying to live more up to expectations set for us rather than who we want to be. Now some things necessitate this, like work, we all want to eat, have a roof over our heads and experience the "normal" amenities of life. I've never been one for "Keeping up with the Jones's" I've always had a hard time keeping up with myself. I realize that compromise is a part of life and right now the world could use a little more of it, but you should never have to dance at the end of a string to please anybody. Live your life in the best way you can, respect others as long as they respect you. Have fun whenever you can and work when you have to. If someone needs help and you're close by lend a hand, it has it's own rewards. Most of all, when you lay your head on that pillow at night know that you are the best person you can be, YOU!