It is human nature to want to liked and accepted. However, this often leads to people worrying too much about what others are thinking about them.
There are six reasons why you should not care about what others think:
1. It’s not their life, so it’s none of their business.
People are entitled to think whatever they want, just as you are entitled to think what you want. What people think of you cannot change who you are, unless you allow them to.
2. They don’t know what’s the best for you.
Nobody will ever be as invested in your life as you. Only you know what’s the best for you, and that entails learning from your own choices. The only way you will ever truly learn is through making your own decisions. taking full responsibility for them, and that way if you do fall, at least you can learn from it wholeheartedly, as opposed to blaming somebody else.
3. It will keep you from your dreams
If you are constantly worried about what other people think, you will never get to where you need to go in life. You are going to have to do things that don’t always meet people’s standards. If you constantly worried about what people are thinking, you will never have the will to do what’s right.
4. Life is simply too short
You only have one life to live, so why would you spend it worrying about another people’s opinions? Do whatever you want, be whoever you want. You’re not going to see these people after you’re dead. You probably won’t even see them in a year from now. Live your life without worrying about the other people’s thoughts and opinion.
5. You reap what you sow.
Frequently, people indulge their need to be liked so much so that it actually dictates to the way they behave. Some become people-pleasers or so submissive that many people are turned off. The behavior you use as an attempt to ensure you are liked may actually cause you to be disliked.
6. The hard truth: It’s impossible to please everybody.
You can’t please all of the people all of the time. It is impossible to live up to everyone’s expectations so there is no point in burning yourself out trying to do so. Just make sure that one of the people you please is yourself!