My grandmother once told me,” If you are wanted a lot, go a little. If you’re wanted a little, don’t go at all.”
It was her ways of helping me avoid wearing out my welcome, but it also brings up how much life can be lived at the level of acceptance and rejection.
Although you can’t control whether or not other people accept you, you can reliably control how much you accept yourself.
And if you accept yourself every day, both the beauty and the flaws, what other people think tends not to matter very much at all.