I once cared about other people’s opinions on what I should do, how I should dress, or where I must go. However, I immediately stopped caring when I realized the following catastrophic effects that caring about other people’s thoughts or opinions could have on an individual.
Caring about other people’s thoughts/opinions:-
- Eradicates self-confidence
You will never believe in yourself if you care what other people/say or think about you because not everybody will say something good about you.
- Leads to excessive worry
It’s easy for you to become a chronic worrier if you excessively care about people’s opinions. You will always worry whether people will approve whatever you are doing or how you look.
- Limits authenticity
Caring about other people’s opinions prevents you from being authentic. Authenticity occurs when an individual does the things he likes or when a person does what he knows makes him happy. Without authenticity, a person will never be truly happy.
- Can result in wrong decision making
The best decisions are made when there is no outside influence on the decision-making process because we are the only persons who know what we have gone through, and what we really want in life. Besides this, we are the only ones who know the effects some decisions might have on us.
Caring what other people say can result in you making a wrong decision about your career, relationship, or other fundamental areas of your life that require you to make decisions with minimal external influence.
- Results in conformity
Conformity occurs when a person’s behaviour aligns with socially accepted conventions. Conformity is an enemy to progress because it turns you into a follower instead of a leader. Also, apart from being a follower, conformity limits your creativity because it prevents you from thinking for yourself.
With this in mind, will you still care about other people’s opinions? Are you ready to suffer the consequences of caring about what other people say just because you want to conform to the society? For me, I will never ever care about other people’s opinions because I want to use my energy and time to bring a massive change to the people around me, and to the needy. Therefore, I have no time to waste, and I have no energy left in me to care about other people’s opinions.
Thank You for Reading. Have a nice day.
I better create my own system, or be enslaved by those of other men – William Blake
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