There are tons of smart people when it comes to just about any topic. Yet everyone but me is an idiot when it comes to me.
I’ve never once regretted ignoring everyone else when choosing how to live my life. That only sounds arrogant if you’re in denial. The truth is, you are always the only one who can choose, and you always choose based on your own internal compass.
To not choose is to make a choice.
To do what others tell you is to choose to value their opinion.
No matter how you slice it, it’s you choosing, and you can only choose based on your own beliefs and preferences.
The only difference is between knowing it’s all you and pretending it’s not. Once you embrace your inescapable autonomy, you’ve got to confront your true beliefs and preferences. The person you wish you were, the person others think you are, the person you want to be, and the person you are must square off. No escape. Stop trying to find one.
When you arrive at this point, everyone else is an idiot on the matter. Only you know what’s really what (and even knowing that is damn hard). Stop looking to them. Stop being falsely humble and falsely wise.
You are right. You just have to decide what you’re right about.