"Associate with people that inspire you. People that challenge you to rise higher. People that make you better. Don't waste your valuable time with people that are not adding to your growth. Your destiny is too important" Joel Osteen
Parents need to be instilling this in their children; instead of making them comfortable with little white lies to others~ The vulnerability that honesty requires isn't something that everybody can handle. Lying allows people to be comfortable.
When nobody else celebrates you, learn to celebrate yourself. When nobody else compliments you, then compliment yourself. It’s not up to other people to keep you encouraged. It’s up to you. Encouragement should come from the inside.