You could waste all of your life trying to make people like you and there would still be a bunch of them who dislike you. Depending on admiration and praises from others, however, gives them power over you. People pleasing is toxic.
It is much better to be comfortable in your own skin. Don’t waste your time worrying about whether other people approve of your choices. Instead, focus on living according to your own values.
It’s time to identify those around you who are draining your emotional resources and taking up too much of your precious time, energy, and life-force. Putting up with being mistreated will continue to deplete you. Ditch them. You deserve better.
Cut ties with anyone taking advantage of you and save your best for the people who deserve it. Remember, people pleasing is toxic.