Now, I was wondering do you think that's true? Don't you have to be at peace with yourself before you can truly be happy? Also don't you need to be at peace with yourself before you can truly be comfortable with others, doing activities and appreciating your achievements? I feel it is so and that is why I am striving for some form of steady self-confidence. If I may borrow Goofyfish's quote: Greater in battle than the man who would conquer a thousand-thousand men, is he who would conquer just one-- himself. -Dhammapad, 8, translated by Thanissaro Bhikkhu.