If you really want to escape the things that harass you, what you’re needing is not to be in a different place but to be a different person. (Seneca, first century Roman philosopher)

When things get tough, it just seems natural to want to go someplace where we can escape the problem. People who have tried that have often found that the same—or different—problems find them wherever they go. It often isn’t the place, the circumstances, or the environment that needs to change; it’s us. Introspection, meditation, and personal evaluation is the place to start.

A person with a changed heart seeks praise from God, not from people. (Romans 9:29)