I used to really care about what others thought of me and then I went through that bullshit phase people go through when they read too many psychology books and repeatedly tell all and sundry they don’t care what people think protesting rather a little too much which always casts doubt but anyway.
Nowadays I waver between the two. I care how people perceive me to an extent, and I care about and listen to people’s opinions of me.
However I care more about what i think of myself as I know myself better than anyone after all – my strengths my weaknesses my downfalls.
Other people’s opinions are just that. They are not facts. Most people’s negative opinions of you will be bias and jaded with their own insecurities and shortcomings. That’s just how it is.
“What Suzie says of Sally says more of Suzie than it does of Sally.” Yep..
Sometimes I check myself when I form a negative opinion of someone. Is that how they really are or is this merely a reflection of me?
It’s always worth asking yourself that.
I am learning to be a better person all the time. To try and understand people better and not take things personally. Because some of the time it’s nothing to do with me and everything to do with the other person.
I can’t change someone else and they can’t change me. We can only accept or embrace the differences and just concentrate on being kind and more tolerant towards others.