I’ve read that it is none of your business what others think about you.
I’ve also read that no-one can make you inferior without your consent or to accept who you are and revel in it.
All wonderful words and all words that we take to our hearts and attempt to apply to our lives
when it comes down to it, we do care what our family/co-workers/friends/anyone else thinks of us.
We care because deep inside there is the need for acceptance as validation that we are doing something right.
We care because many of us don’t want to be responsible for hurting another person – especially inadvertently.
We care because we care.
Nobody wants to be painted with negative words by others. I could say that this is human nature.
There are many out there who say they don’t care what others think of them but if you probed the depths you would find festering wounds left by the thoughtless words of others.
So if we are honest, although we know that we really shouldn’t care what others think of us there are countless millions of us out there who do.