Why do I care? Grrrrr! 9 months ago
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I’ve been able to fully be myself and not care what others thought about me. This has been the biggest step of my life. Before, I was timid and nervous about the thoughts of others as if they were being critical of me as a person, but now I could care less. My persona has completely changed. Now its like: “Here I am world! Take a look at me, this is me and I wouldn’t change it for anyone or anything!” :) 2 years ago
was somewhere, over a month ago now, I read a blog that said something like, “People are going to dislike you no matter what you do, so they might as well dislike the authentic you.”
And that’s stuck with me ever since. 2 years ago
Dear self and anyone else who reads this.
You don’t need to care what people think.
Nothing makes them better than you.
You are yourself and you are beautiful.
In our world it’s all about confidence.
Hold your head up high, don’t look down.
You’re worth it, Don’t let anyone ever tell you you’re not 2 years ago
Humans are ultimately social creatures though. We rely upon the input of others to develop our self-esteem yet too often we let our perceptions of that input determine how we “need” to live our lives.
Insecurity? Self defence? Both? Being totally individual isn’t particularly helpful in a social setting, neither is letting onself be subsumed into the larger setting either.
Nice topic for when I’m feeling a little bored ;-) 3 years ago
This goal is a work in progress, and probably will remain so also. I think it’s also part of the human condition, we all need feedback from others, it’s what we do with it that causes all the bother.
In the end it comes down to self-esteem issues, the way I feel about myself determines the receptiveness to certain kinds of mood and input. It’s not about not caring really, it’s more about not letting one’s perceptions of what one thinks somebody else is thinking get to you in a negative way. 3 years ago
I’ll have to rephrase this one a little… I just want to stop caring what other people think about me if it’s in a negative, limiting way.
Positive input and compliments are always welcome :-) 3 years ago
I’m a fair way to achieving this goal which I set for myself a long time ago. I’ve taken control back of my own life, and with due consideration I’ll still make the decisions that suit me best. I’ve given up on trying to be all things to all people, not really pleasing anybody and feeling hopelessly miserable all the time.
This goal ties in with a couple of others I’ve got going, so with the getting to feel better about myself thing, becoming more assertive and using my own experience field as a basis to work on things should get a lot better in the near future. 3 years ago