Quoting: Fear of Disapproval

Realize that no matter what you do, you won’t obtain unanimous approval. Therefore never let the fear of disapproval of others prevent you from doing the right thing.

Lack of approval will only distress you if you allow it to. Ultimately, any emotional power anyone has over you is the power you decide to give that person.

-Sources: For a series of probing questions on this topic, see Rabbi Zelig Pliskin’s “Gateway to Self Knowledge,”pp.121-5

Particularly relevant in today’s world of blogging and social media where anyone can disapprove of you for any reason. They can only control you if you let them.