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.
Relish everything that's inside of you, the imperfections, the darkness, the richness and light and everything. And that makes for a full life.
Life's too short to deal with other people's insecurities.
We're all caught up in circumstances, and we're all good and evil. When you're really hungry, for instance, you'll do anything to survive. I think the most evil thing - well, maybe that's too strong - but certainly a very evil thing is judgment, the sin of ignorance.
I don't believe in nepotism. I don't much like the idea of parents who interfere.