Most people are interested in you for who you pretend to be. To keep their interest, you keep pretending - performing. You get to love your pretence. It's true, we're locked in an image, an act - and the sad thing is, people get so used to their image, they grow attached to their masks. They love their chains. They forget all about who they really are. And if you try to remind them, they hate you for it, they feel like you're trying to steal their most precious possession.
You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection for who you really are.... Accept no one's definition of your life, but define yourself.