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Let’s get down to it. How much do you really care about what people think of you?
As social creatures it’s nearly impossible not to care — on some level — about what people think.
It’s a core human desire to be accepted, acknowledged and loved.
But on the other hand, caring about what others think — especially about how you look, dress, talk, write, who you love, how you behave, decisions you make or what you do for a living — makes you a volunteer for a caged life of misery and mediocrity.
Lao Tzu said it best here:
Care about what other people think and you will always be their prisoner. – Lao Tzu
In today’s episode of MarieTV, we’re answering a question from a young woman in New Zealand who has big dreams, but is feeling crushed under the opinions and doubts of those around her.
If you ever feel like you may care a little too much about what people think of you, this one is for you.
(Side note: if you enjoyed today’s little ditty inspired by Hall & Oats, be sure you check out this one especially for artists and creatives inspired by Prince.)
Time to turn the mic over to you.
Have you ever achieved something that people around you said was unrealistic? How did you handle their initial criticism and doubt — especially when it was from the people closest to you?
Let me know in the comments below.
Remember to be as descriptive as you can be. We’ve got thousands of beautiful souls from around the world who come here each week for insight and inspiration. Something you share may just provide the exact insight someone else really needs to hear to move ahead.
Thanks, as always, for reading, watching, sharing and being kind!
With all my love,