Your present circumstances don’t determine where you can go, they merely determine where you start.
If you don’t like what is being said change the conversation. If you can’t change it, change your attitude but don’t complain. If you don’t like someone’s story then write your own. Nobody can teach me who I am or tell me what to do with myself. You can describe parts of me, but who I am and what I need is something I had to find out myself.
"Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek."
Character is the ability to carry out a good resolution long after the excitement of the moment has passed.