Really, you do not have to live your life to please anyone because some people will like you- flaws and imperfections included, and others would not –no matter how hard you try. I have lived for over a quarter of a century and I have met with almost all kinds of people (take note of the ALMOST).
There are very bitter people who see no good in anything. They criticize harshly, smash sarcastic comments at you and reply you with smirks when you dish out an honest smile.
There are those who smile at you but always stab you in the back. These ones are not bold enough to confront you but can finish you at your absence (like really get your back to the ground totally).
The categories are inexhaustible (not a gist for today), but then there are those who love you truly and sincerely for obvious and non-obvious reasons.
Too many people have lived most of their lives trying to please an individual or a group of people; their parents, religious leaders, friends, bosses, role models and so on. Later in life they realized it was a futile effort (if it is not too late anyway). They succeeded in living fake lives, they are unfulfilled and they end up not being happy.
During my National Youth Service year, I became more aware of this fact and that is one of the most important lessons I learnt among others.
Bottom line: BE YOURSELF, BE HAPPY WITH YOURSELF, TAKE RISKS, DO WHATEVER YOU WANT TO DO AND BE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE CONSEQUENCES AS WELL. ONLY YOU CAN LIVE YOUR LIFE.