I was at the post office today and an elderly Muslim greeted me & asked if he could give me advice considering I looked like his son.
He said 3 things, he said, when you do or say anything do it with sincerity, for the sake of God, because only then would you care less of what anyone will say or do to you.
He said, have patience, hold onto patience because God is with those who are patient.
Then lastly,he said be righteous, in your heart, your deeds and in your appearance. Then of coarse, he asked, "are you single or married, go get settled."