Why You Shouldn’t Care What People Think


It’s human nature to want to be liked, but it’s a waste of your time to try to please everybody. No matter how hard you try, there will always be people that have something negative to say.

Instead of caring what they think about you, here are reasons not to give a damnnnnn.

Life is about being happy and only you know what truly makes you happy. Other people don’t know your thoughts, hopes, and dreams. They don’t know what runs through your mind when you lay in silence at night. They don’t know what you have been through or the emotions you experienced along the way. All they know is what they see from an outsider’s perspective or even worse, word of mouth.

Yes, it’s okay to ask for advice, but when it’s all said and done, this is your life to live. You decide what you want.

A real friend will be there to listen, not judge. If you make a mistake, who cares? The purpose of a friend is to pick you back up. Your friend will be there to help you up, not criticize you for your poor choices.

Even the people with the best intentions can be unknowingly bias from their own upbringing and experiences. Just because someone doesn’t understand your decisions, doesn’t automatically make it wrong.

Bottom line is….you have one life to live. Do you want to live it according to everyone else’s opinions? When you look back on your life, do you want to say…

“I’m so happy I listened to everyone else and people really liked me?” orrrrr, “I did everything I wanted to with all the people who truly loved me without judgement.”

So think right now….what would you do if you didn’t care what people thought? That is what you should be doing.  You have every right to do the things you want, be who you want , and accomplish what you want.

Don’t let anyone tell you how to live your life.

15 thoughts on “Why You Shouldn’t Care What People Think

  1. charliecountryboy says:

    Great post and I wish this philosophy was embedded into schools and colleges. I meet so many students who are doing what they are doing because they have been told that this is the best route for them and so they take a road they don’t particularly want just to please others which leads to frustration/anger and sometimes failure. Thank you for sharing this.


    • CarissaMichelle says:

      That’s how I felt. I went to college with the mentality of studying hard to get a good paying job. Don’t get me wrong, not a bad goal, but I got my job and hated it. Didn’t want to leave though because I was brainwashed into thinking that I needed this state job with good benefits to be successful. I left after two years and I’m happy I did.

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