Because your happiness is tethered to other people giving you permission. They have the power.
Instead, don't ask for permission to be yourself. BE yourself.
Have the courage to take that first uncertain step into discovering who you are. The rest comes easier, I promise you.
I bring this up because I see this very often with Raskol. We run ads and its very, VERY common to see people tag friends asking “Should I get this?”
“These shorts look pretty colourful, what do you think?!”