Do you care about what other people think?

United States
January 27, 2007 7:04pm CST
Life goes through ups and downs. We all have to face some down time at some point of life. If unfortunately you fail to do something or can't pereform nicely in some aspect of your life, at that time do you care about what peole will think about you. Do you boder that people may htink you are a looser.
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@JMBoraz (49)
• United States
28 Jan 07
I try not to think about how people might view my mylot activity...lol No but seriously, at the time, I think it's kind of inevitable. I think you have to consider what other people think about you at a base human level. But on the other hand, who cares in the long run? Ultimately all that matters is your happiness and your determination to stay as happy as possible. If doing something your bad at isn't going to improve yourself in anyway, then just don't do it. If it matters to you and you want to be successful and your success might ride on it, then do that.
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• United States
28 Jan 07
Yes, main thing is how you can yourself happy. Thankyou for your reply.
• India
28 Jan 07
i was but now i am not. NOw i think about myself, and dont waste time in thing of others, which i use to do before.
@villageanne (8579)
• United States
28 Jan 07
Nope, I really dont care what people think of me. I just try to be the best that I can be each day and that is good enough for me. I do however care what my husband thinks of me.
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• United States
28 Jan 07
Try to be the best, definitely thats the way to live the life.
@AskAlly (3627)
• Canada
28 Jan 07
I have tried and failed at a few things. I have seen my friends and aquaintances to the same. I have to include members of my family as well. What I have found is that your family and friends don't care. They are there to pick you back up and set you on your feet again. As for the rest, I really don't care what people think.
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• India
1 Feb 07
Different people have different perception. One man's meat could be another man's poison. A couple bought a donkey from the market. On the way home,a boy commented, "Very stupid. Why neither of them ride on the donkey?"Upon hearing that, the husband let the wife ride on the donkey. He walked besides them. Later, an old man saw it and commented, "The husband is the head of family. How can the wife ride on the donkey while the husband is on foot?" Hearing this, the wife quickly got down and let the husband ride on the donkey. Further on the way home, they met an old Lady. She commented, "How can the man ride on the donkey but let the wife walk. He is no gentleman." The husband thus quickly asked the wife to join him on the donkey. Then, they met a young man. He commented, "Poor donkey, how can you hold up the weight of two persons. They are cruel to you." Hearing that, the husband and wife immediately climbed down from the donkey and carried it on their shoulders. It seems to be the only choice left. Later, on a narrow bridge, the donkey was frightened and struggled. They lost their balance and fell into the river. You can never have everyone praise you, nor will everyone condemn you. Never in the past, not at present, and never will be in the future. Thus, do not be too bothered by others words if our conscience is clear..
• India
1 Feb 07
i Don't think we should bother what people will think about us, and we should live our life and not think about people as its our life and not peoples. so we should not think anything what people think about us, but keep going on and doing whatever we feel like.
• Philippines
30 Jan 07
Hi there! I do not care how people think of me, as long as I do not hinder them in the fulfillment of their goals, or be an antagonist in their lives, i would not give a d*mn... I live my life, they live theirs, and it's not a matter of what they think of me. If I fail, I would stand up no matter what they say, what i imbibed in my heart is that, they do not give me anything, and as long as they are not feeding me and as long as I am not dependent on them, there is no reason to be affected with their ideas of me. But if the words come from the closest people, those who knew me inside and out, then i must be affected, not negatively, what they say would post as a CHALLENGE for me to strive harder, and earn somehting for myself. Constructive criticism, should be a challenge for us. An inspiration for us to do good and better the next time!
@shalwani (760)
• Pakistan
29 Jan 07
We should not think of people. But we should not be offensive to them.
• United States
29 Jan 07
You know I'm one that really doesn't care what other people think. It's my life and if they don't like it tough. I only care about what I think. I never judge anyone that way.
• United States
29 Jan 07
Sort of...but about certain things yes
@XxAngelxX (2835)
• Canada
28 Jan 07
For the most part, I don't care what people think about me. Strangers anyway. My friends and family all know what type of person I am. They know what I am capable of and what I am not capable of, so if some stranger out there thinks I'm a loser, well then it's his/her loss at not getting to know me a little better before jumping to conclusions.
@webduck (238)
• United States
28 Jan 07
I suppose I do, but I don't let it rule my life. I like to be thought of in a positive way, but I don't go out of my way to find praise. I like to know how other people feel about certain topics that are important to me, so in that way, I do care what they think. As for judging me, I don't like it when people do that. I think that in the great scheme of things we are all equal. If someone doesn't like me, I guess that is how they want to feel.
@patootie (3593)
28 Jan 07
No, I don't really care what other people think .. because the principle is me .. I care about my integrity .. and they way I behave .. and I'm afraid if some people think what I do isn't right well they are entitled to an opinion but as long as I keep within my own boundaries of behaviour etc then I am very happy ..
@Willowlady (10666)
• United States
28 Jan 07
Really don't care what people think since I tend to treat people the way I would want to be treated anyway. Anyone with a problem with that has issues of their own. Life does take you up and down indeed. The down times tell you who your real friends are. Also if someone uses the loser title I can be sure they have problems of their own.
• India
28 Jan 07
well...i dont care abt wat ppl think abt me....i do watever i want to do...in most of the cases i listen to my heart...and follow accordingly....
• India
28 Jan 07
i always do the thing which i feel is right....i am least botherd about what other people think......
@danmike (58)
• Nigeria
28 Jan 07
many of us want approval from others, whether we admit it or not.but it is important that we try to do what is societally acceptable so that any nagative thought about us from others would not be based on our conscious and deliberate deviation from the norm.
• India
28 Jan 07
I really don't care what people think about me. If i fail i may regret, but not for the people cause they say but for myself if i really wanted to do something... i only care about the word of the person for whom i am doing everything that i do. I really don't do things to impress people but just because sometimes i love seeing some people happy and i so i do my best to keep them happy because there happiness gives me same myself.
@Pekachu (1114)
• United States
28 Jan 07
Thats my biggest flaw worring about what others think and i got this way by being raised by supperficial people always worried about how they look in public they put on there phoney faces and acted like the perfect little family and yet behind doors were nasty they cut down my self esteem to nothing and thought me that it matters what others think even when its not true
@rikroy (91)
• India
28 Jan 07
well..generally i dont really care bout what others think..but at times i do...recently one of ma friends argued with me sayin that i dont care for others feelings and stuff..but i dont give a damn..life is full of ups and downs..when you fail in life...no worries...failure is the stepping stone for success..dont worry about the society...society is very bad...very mean...so just give a damn to it and live your life...
• Singapore
28 Jan 07
Yes i do care acout what others think. I'am a girl. It's natural to do so.. I would make myself look best whenever I'am out.