“For am I now seeking the favor of men, or of God? Or am I striving to please men? If I were still trying to please men I would not be a bond-servant of Christ” (Galatians 1:10).
It is a far simpler life to be a bond-servant of Christ than to live in the stranglehold of the masses. Living to gain the favor and approval of others is a meaningless and directionless existence that allows anyone to trip the wire of the performance trap. To lose one’s identity in the whimsical demands of all the various personalities that populate one’s life is to, ultimately, lose one’s soul. In the end there is only One opinion that matters.