“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
Every day, even from the moment when we wake up, we live our lives caring what other people think of us. We make our way through the life by doing things in order to please others. Not because it’s what we believe in. Eventually, our actions, appearances, and lives become molded by how we think other people perceive us.
It’s in human nature to want to be liked and to seek for approval. But when you are sensitive to the point where you don’t take a stand out of fear of offending others, it’s bad for your well-being. Do not live your life after what other people think. It makes you become a follower.
IT IS NOT POSSIBLE TO PLEASE EVERYBODY
There will always be someone who is going to talk behind your back and judge you. But the only person you should be most concerned about pleasing is yourself. When you constantly worry about what other people think of you or of your actions causes nothing but mental and emotional stress. Don’t let others control you. Remember you only have one life to live and you have to make it good. Start standing up for what you believe in!
STOP CARING BECAUSE, IN REALITY, NO ONE REALLY CARES
We go through our days thinking about how other people perceive us and how they might judge us. But the truth is that those people are thinking the exact same. It is a simple truth that the average person filters their world through their ego and they think of most things relating to “my” and “me”. This means that, unless you have done something that directly affects another person or their life, they are not going to spend much time thinking about you pretty much at all. Once you understand that this is how people’s mind works, you will make a big step towards freedom.
YOU ARE THE ONLY ONE WHO KNOWS WHAT’S THE BEST FOR YOU
Only you know what is best for you. And the only way you will ever truly learn is through making your own decisions and by taking full responsibility for them. And if you fail, at least you can learn from it, instead of blaming somebody else.
KNOW YOUR VALUES
You need to know what is important to you in life and what you truly value. Once you know who you really are and what matters the most to you, what other people think will become significantly less important.
“Worry about your character and not your reputation, because your character is who you are, and your reputation is only what people think of you.”
DON’T LET IT KEEP YOU FROM YOU DREAMS
If you are constantly worried about what other people think, you will never get where you want to go on life. You will come into situations where you have to put your reputation and your pride on the line in order to get what you want. If you always worry about what other people are thinking, you will never have the will to do what is right.
LIFE IS JUST TOO SHORT
Stop caring and do whatever you want and be whoever you want. Cause you only have one life to live. So why would you want to spend it worrying about other people’s opinions? Some of them you probably won’t even see them in a year from now. Live your life without worrying about other people’s thoughts and you will live your life to the fullest.
If you become so obsessed with other people’s opinion of you, you forget about your own. But once you give up caring about other people’s opinions, you will find out who you truly are.