A lot of us care too much about what people have to say about us, and this has shaped the way we look at ourselves. Why do we care so much about what others think of us?
We interact with many different kinds of people everyday of our lives, Trust me they have varying ideas of who we should be or who we are. We face judgment everywhere; someone always seems to have an opinion on our lifestyles. Do we need to care about people’s opinions about us? Sometimes, we know what others think doesn’t matter, yet we tend to give in. In some cases, we try to fit in. Do we need to fit in?
Caring about the opinions of others can be extremely damaging. Someone’s opinion of you can have a significant impact on your life if you let it. It can prevent you from doing the things you want to do or being who you indeed are. Worrying about people’s opinion of you can affect the decisions you make.
Everyone is entitled to his or her own opinions and thoughts. Hence, people would always have something to say. Therefore, what they have to say is their opinion and you don’t necessarily need to pay attention to them for your own sanity. I have grown to understand that what people say about me does n’t always define who I am. So why care?
When you worry about what other people think of you, you start to let it take away your individuality. Instead, look at it differently and remember that you are the only version of you. You are unique.
I am not indicating that we should not take corrections. I am not saying you shouldn’t strive to be a better person. I am not saying you shouldn’t take good advice when needed. Not at all. All I am merely saying is that you don’t necessarily need to always care about what people say, especially when they tend to have a negative impact on you. Be you! Do you! Be happy with yourself. Speak your mind and do not worry about what other people think or have to say. As long as you aren’t setting out to intentionally hurt anyone, do you with pride.
Be you, and those who care about you will accept you, while those who don’t, won’t. It is time to care less about people’s opinions about you. It is time you realize that People’s opinions of you don’t always matter. So stop trying to live for others. Stop giving in to people’s unnecessary thoughts and opinions about you. Live your life. Be yourself.
Have a blessed weekend!