When I had my car accident I thought my life was over. When I was socially rejected, I chose to leave it be and not fight my way up the social ladder to peddle myself for acceptance. I did what I did and there’s nothing I can change about that. People can only make me feel ashamed if I let them. If I own the choice that I made, I can take away all the power they have to make me feel bad about myself. Public persona is based on what people know about you and what they actually believe about you. If it’s dirt they want then I should feed them all the uncomfortable information they never thought they’d have to deal with.
But I just want to be me, without having a reputation especially if it precedes me.