As you journey through life, and have ups and down, just remember that.
And when I say "mine", I'm not saying you should say that to yourself. Not at all. I'm saying "Gary's opinion is the only one that really matters".
So if you see criticism, ask yourself "Is that person Gary?"
If not, then you don't have to pay any attention to it.
If the person happens to be also named Gary, then ask yourself "Is this the Gary who told me not to listen to anyone but him?"
If not, then ignore them.
If more than one Gary told you to ignore everyone but them, then ignore anyone who is not ME. Because clearly they are a cheap impostor.
Accept no substitutes. Only accept criticism from the ACTUAL Gary!
This is going to help with your self esteem and confidence. Because now you know anything anyone else says is absolutely meaningless.
Will I judge you harshly? Yes. When you need it.
When will you need it? When I've judged you harshly. Sometimes when I've just silently judged you harshly. Deep in your heart though, you know. You felt it.
I am not judging these entries harshly: http://therealljidol.livejournal.com/1019025.html
I voted for all of them! You, on the other hand, can vote for the ones you want to support. I will only judge you harshly if you DON'T vote. Because not voting for your favorites is the move of a truly bad person.
Don't be a bad person. Vote.