12 Reasons Why You Should Stop Worrying About What Others Think


Most of us care too much what others think: "What will my parents say about this?" "What will my friends think?" Or just "people, what will they think?"... Life is too short to live up to other peoples' standards. That's why we are unhappy most of the time and can't just go after our dreams.

This is your life; it's no one else's business.

This pretty much sums it up... Although it takes courage to apply it when it comes to real life, that's the way it should be. Your life is yours; don't let others take control of it.

No one can know better than you what is good for you

You are the one living your life, facing all its issues, struggling to find your way through, and knowing every single detail of it. So, it's not possible for someone else to know, any better than you, what is good or bad for you, even if they are your parents. So listen to what the "expert" decides and follow his advice.

Something right for someone else can be completely wrong for you.

People will always judge you using popular & accepted norms as a metric. They will always assume that what was, or is, good for them must be also good for you. But in reality, just because it worked out for them, doesn't mean that the same thing will help you as well. Don't mind their experiences too much, and try to have yours instead.

Because it keeps you from pursuing your dreams..

This may be the most important negative effect of caring too much about what others say. Designing your life according to others' opinions can stop you from doing the things you wanted to do the most. What is the point of life if you can't realize your dreams?

You will be the only one that will live with the consequences of your choices.

If you make decisions based on others' opinions, you won't be able to find anyone to take the responsibility when you fail. So, why should you include people who won't be accountable at the end of the decision-making process, if these decisions will primarily affect your life?

People's minds can change.

We all are changing. Our opinions and thoughts are different than they were yesterday. That's why building your life on others' thoughts doesn't make sense. Their views will change over time as well, and you will always struggle with 'catching up' and staying up-to-date with them. Using your own opinions as a metric and living based on your own changing needs seems to be the best option.

Life is short...

We had to say that. 70-80 years of life are too short to live caring what they say.

What goes around comes around.

The point is, my friend,  you will be the one affected by your choices in the end. Why care that much about others?

No one worries as much as you do.

You might spend months to make one single decision about your life. Why should you listen to what others say, when they don't even spend more than a minute on your decision before judging it? Who can care about you as much as you? Who worries about your life more than you?

Don't build walls around yourself, they will take your freedom away!

Once you start living according to others' opinions, the wall of "What will they think about it?" that you build around yourself will keep growing. Then, one day, you will find yourself suffering in a hell of ridiculous restrictions and boundaries you set for yourself.

Otherwise, you will start living for others

And your life will turn into something that is not your own. You make a deal about every comment and start doing everything advised. This makes you tired, exhausted and feel enslaved. Then, you realize that you keep postponing your own wishes.

At the end of the day, it's not possible to please everyone.

There will be always some people who don't like it, no matter what you do or how you behave. So, just mind your own happiness!

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