Is it true that you can not please everyone?
Yes, very true. You may be able to come close to pleasing everyone, but in the process, you end up losing yourself.
And yes too, there is that Ricky Nelson song, "Garden Party" with the chorus of "It's all right now. I've learned my lesson well. You see, you can't please everyone, so you got to please yourself." But does this saying hold true? Is it still possible to please everyone despite what this song says? 1
A gentleman by the name of Paul came close at one point. Paul started out with small roles here and there. Paul then went on to star in his own shows and movies. Paul played the role of a man that was very child-like in nature, but with slightly naughty undertones. Paul became very successful, very fast as an actor with both children and adults alike which is very unusual. Paul pleased many people in his day. But after pleasing so many people, Paul tried to please himself in the balcony of a movie theater and was arrested. After the arrest, Paul disappeared from public view for a while. But it goes to show that the more you try to please everyone else, the more you lose yourself. And you can get arrested for losing yourself in the balcony of a movie theater instead of the privacy of your own home as Paul unfortunately found out too late.
But enough about the flesh world, where pleasures of the flesh abound and such. How about the spirit world, where auras abound? Heaven and Hell and all of the places inbetween where auras abound and flesh is just a thought. How do you please an aura without flesh attached throughout eternity anyway? Think.
1 Garden Party lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC