We judge ourselves by what we feel capable of doing, while others judge us by what we have already done.
-Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882)
We are the only ones who know what's going on inside of us. So we know what we think we are capable [of]. So if we know that we are capable of being quiet and content, that's how you judge yourself. But if you are loud with your friends, they judge you as loud and confident because that is how you have acted in the past. Take Mina, from Dicey's Song, for example. She has been there for her downs, but her friends have seen her ups. So she judges herself by what she's felt but her friends by what she has seen.
**Dicey's Song was the story we were reading that week.**