What you have or own does not determine who you are
Let’s get used to the fact that there will always be superficial people. The adjective is apt, because their opinions begin and end on the surface. They are not interested in what is within a person, in the character. They judge others only according to their property, fashion, status. In this way, they suggest that you are only of value if you own something expensive. But if you arrive empty-handed, you are an outsider. Of course, this is not true. Financial status is no indication of success. Ingvar Kamprad, one of the richest Europeans, founder of the IKEA furniture giant, flies only economy class, eats in a canteen and drives a run-down 1993 Volvo 240.
Investor Warren Buffett, one of the richest Americans, lives in a house which he bought in 1957 for USD 31 500. His favourite meal is a hamburger and Coca-Cola. Real wealth is not based on possessions. It is based on a fulfilled life, lived according to your own ideas. After all, even if you have all the wealth in the world, you do not automatically win the esteem, respect or smile of a single child.
If you have a problem arming yourself against the opinions of others, don’t worry, you will learn how to arm yourself against their opinions.