Here’s an important lesson that I try and and live by that I want to share with everyone. I truly believe in this and it is extremely important that everyone feel the same.
One of the keys to life is that we shouldn’t care about what others think of us. We often get caught up in thinking about what we may look like to other people if we do certain things, wear certain things, or act a certain way. While there are social and cultural norms that most of us should abide by, we often times give control of ourselves and our lives to other people, which is absolutely ridiculous. We are all here to live our own life, why should we let others dictate how we live it?
Not caring about what people think can help your life in a few ways.
1. It allows you to live the life you want and to have FUN
If we constantly try to please other people or do what we think others will like instead of acting and living the way we want to, we will not be able to unleash our full potential because we will always be held back by other peoples opinions.
2. It enables you to learn about your true self
Constantly caring about how your personality or style or whatever will be viewed by other people instead of doing it because you want to will only hide and suppress your own being and personality to be just another square living the same boring life everyone else is and you wont be able to flourish.
3. People tend to actually like it
I’ve found that when you don’t care what others think of you it is actually attractive and pleasing to others. Now, take this with a grain of salt here because I don’t mean well go walk around naked or swear in public because you don’t care, again I refer back to the social norm thing. But much else that you may do, be it dance silly in public, etc., people laugh and enjoy it. It is an envious character trait to not care about others opinions and often times those close to you will adopt your ways and you can create true and very meaningful relationships from it.
All I am trying to say here really is to just be yourself. It’s extremely weird to think that it could be any other way, really. What’s the point of living if your aren’t going to live your own life and instead constantly worry about how other people view you or what other people think of you. Who cares? If you want to say something silly, say it. If you want to run around in the rain with others around, do it. Does that other person’s opinion really matter? For one thing, you’ll probably never see that stranger ever again in your life, and for another, if you do, what’s it to you?
So don’t hold back. Embrace your weirdness and live your own life and don’t care about what people think. When you are able to fully embrace this mentality you will be able to far outperform and exceed the average. Because everyone is anything BUT average, however we are taught to act like we are all the same and to worry about what others think and how we will be perceived, because we must mimic and act like all of the successful people in order to be successful and blah blah BLAH. Forget all that nonsense and LIVE.