How many times have you asked someone what you should do about something when you already knew in the depths of your soul what the correct course of action was? It's actually kind of silly because no matter what anyone says, the facts of the situation will not change. Your true friends will tell you what you know to be the right answers. The ones who don't care will tell you the beautiful lies that your heart craves.
"Never tell your problems to anyone...20% don't care and the other 80% are glad you have them." - Lou Holtz
Some people revel in the misfortunes of others. Your troubles are fodder for their entertainment. If you are so insecure that you need accolades from the other failures surrounding you, you will get what you deserve. Don't let anyone make you feel less than the beautiful human being you are.
"Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind." - Dr. Seuss
When you are authentic, you can be assured that those who stick around are the ones who really care about you.