In Authoring Your Life, most of the interviewees try to please the people around them in order to make themselves “happy”. Take Dawn’s story for example. Dawn is so worried about how the people around her will react to her coming out that she decides to not and keep it to herself. This decision affected her well being and the outcome may have been different had she decided to do what was best for her rather than worrying about how others might react to the news. My research would focus on how pleasing others first affects our well being rather than pleasing ourselves first.