How can I stop caring what other people think or might think about me?
July 4, 2008 1:57 PM Subscribe
How can I stop caring what other people think, or might think, about me?
posted by gb77 to human relations (33 answers total) 51 users marked this as a favorite
I'm sick of worrying about what other people (strangers and acquaintances alike) might think about me. It's exhausting.
Invariably, I end up asking myself, "Okay, if you're so sick of it, what don't you just quit doing it?" If only it were that easy.
I'm a good guy, make good decisions, am pretty successful in my chosen field, and I rarely mess up to the point where anyone would have any real reason to think less of me.
How do I start living in such a way that my own self-validation is all I need?