This napkin obviously had something spill on it at the old lunch table. It says ‘The key to failure is trying to please everybody’.
It seems this is a recurring lesson I must learn again and again every couple years or so. As any practicing artist will tell you, it has to be ok in your mind that some, maybe most, people will not like your work or else you will self-destruct in feelings of failure.
Same is true about one’s personality, character, voice, looks, opinions, and emotions. Not everyone will like you is the bottom line. How do you deal with that?