Expect the best, be prepared for the worst, screw what others think, and just do your own thing. This is the plan that you should use when you live your life so that you have a full and rich life in the things that actually matter. When you expect the best your expectations are often met, but you also need to plan for the worst so that you are not caught unprepared when things turn negative because life has both ups and downs. Don't waste your precious time worrying about what anyone else thinks, you are not responsible for the rest of the world and you can only control yourself. Do your own thing and what makes you happy, life is too short to spend it being miserable or trying to fit into a mold. You are someone unique, a true individual, with unique talents and skills to offer the world. Don't let society or a desire to conform and be like everyone else keep you from using the talents and blessings that god has given you, the very things that make you stand apart from the rest of the human race and make you the very special person that you are.