As I recall, this is one of Bill Cosby's famous quotes.
I experienced this, trying to please all your friends, family, work mates ...etc. will make them look down on you, and will get you confused, and eventually you will forget about yourself, and yes, it will lead you to failure in whatever you are doing.
You need sometimes to protest, or find a proper and polite way to object.
Finally, note, we said "Trying to Please", and not "To Please", because pleasing EVERYBODY, is just impossible, you can not please everybody.
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