Don’t make decisions based solely on popularity, or based on what others think is right for you. Just because others are doing something doesn’t mean it’s the best choice for you. You could spend your entire life trying to impress everyone around you. Of course, it wouldn’t get you very far. When you purposely try to impress people it’s an act that brings nothing but a big ego boost. Be real instead. Connect with fewer people on a level that is deeper and more profound. If you want to impress someone, impress yourself by making progress on something you’re sincerely proud of. It’s truly amazing what you can accomplish when you aren’t worried about what everyone around you thinks.