No One Really Gives a Shit

We can spend a lot of time worrying about what people think of us. We imagine people can see all of our mistakes, our shame, our inadequacies just by looking our way. We can ruminate over past conversations in our heads, looking for places where we were so obviously dumb the other person must have been stunned. “Did I talk too much?” “Did I not say enough?” “Did I laugh too loud?” “Was I too much?” “Does my hair look stupid?” “Are people (gasp) talking about me?”

All of those things you think people are thinking about you, you are thinking about you. Own that. Those thoughts are yours, not theirs. People will think about how you made them feel, especially if you are a straight-up asshole, but you are probably not an asshole, right? So don’t worry too much about it.

Today, allow yourself to be freed by the fact that no one really gives a shit.

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