|Posted on February 9, 2016 at 8:30 PM|
How old were you when you stopped caring about what people thought of you? I asked this question in one of my Facebook groups today and got some interesting answers. Some people said that they never cared, others confessed that it is something that they still struggle with. I confessed that at the age of eighteen I had a lot of positive and negative things to happen in my life that left me with an 'I don't care' attitude. But as I marinated on my response, I began to realize that to a small degree, I still care what others think.
I care what my mother thinks because I value her and her opinion so very much. I care what my son thinks because I would never want him to view me in a negative light. I care about the example that I set for him. I care what my husband thinks as we are supposed to be equally yoked and one another's help mate. You can't be those things with someone if you don't value their opinion or care what they think of you. I care what my dearest friends (there's only a couple of them) think because I know that their thoughts and opinions come from a place of love. As for the rest of the world, I cannot concern myself with their thoughts and opinions of me. Some will like me, some won't. Some will respect and enjoy my work and others won't. I give my best to the world and all I can do is hope that they will receive it with the love in which it is given. After that, well it's out of my hands and I must live my life on my terms.
Now tell me, how old were you when you stopped caring what people thought of you? If you still care, to what degree do you care and who's thoughts of you matter most?
Peace and Blessings,