Over the last few months, caring about what others think has been playing on my mind. I've mainly thought about how it actually affects us and how it influences the decisions that we make. I don't think we realise how much something like this prevents us from doing, creating or talking about the things that we're passionate about.
If I was to recall the number of times I've refrained from posting a certain status or tweet, or even sharing a new song, I'd genuinely lose count. And why? Oh...well..because, what's Greg down the road going to say when he's seen it? Or...my friends...they are not going to let this one slide. No way! The next time I see them I'll never hear the end of it.
I've experienced moments like these on numerous occasions. We all have. In fact everyone reading this at some stage has experienced it. This is what really frustrates me. It's one of the main reasons I decided to write this. I want to get rid of this silly notion. Who gives a damn?! Why should other peoples opinions control our actions or desires? The simple answer is. They shouldn't. I've slowly come to terms with not having the ability to please everybody. It's a hard pill to swallow sometimes, but it's reality. You may not please everybody, but you might please someone...even if that someone's just yourself. It should still be enough.
I know now that I want to stop caring about negative opinions that others may have. Instead, I want to start doing. I want to inspire and I want to be inspired. Maybe you have the urge to do the same. And you deserve that opportunity. We all do. Hopefully you can take something away from this. That way we can all focus on the things that really matter. Don't let people push you around.
Take it easy,