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Posted 3/9/16
"I used to care what people thought, But now I care more" -Childish Gambino

Love that lyric, because it's so real.

Honestly, I don't think anyone stops caring about how other people see them. Some less, some more, yeah- but everyone's has it at least in the back of their mind.

It's not totally a bad thing either.
Seeing yourself in the eyes of others is a good way to check yourself. At the end of the day, it's still all you, so I guess it's just a matter of confidence. The kind that allows you to take care of what matters, & what doesn't.

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I stopped caring when I was like in the 1st grade. I was put into rigorous musical and performance training, so whenever I actually attended normal school, people thought I was weird. But once I learned I could bypass homework and make money and travel, I didn't care about the bullying.
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Posted 3/9/16

qualeshia3 wrote:

Let me know if a thread like this one exist or not.
Thanks a bunches.


So, tell when do you realize that you had to stop caring about what other people think about you? What sparked the change?

Bonus Questions:

1) What do you think about the people who care about what others think about them?

2) How does it feel no longer caring about what other people think?


It took me a while to realize I can't get everyone to like me, I stopped trying around junior year and finally stopped caring by the time I graduated. I started becoming more of myself instead of what I wanted people to see me as and I got rid of a lot of half-ass friends and gained a lot more real friends. Sometimes I wish others didn't care so much about what people thought about them. It often causes them to mask very good qualities to try and portray a different image (more often than not an imagine that doesn't suit them at all). I still care about what certain people think about me, but I've become more selective about who I care about what they think about me. (idk if that last part made sense)
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Posted 3/9/16

HuastecoOtaku wrote:


qualeshia3 wrote:


HuastecoOtaku wrote:

I stopped caring when I decided to wear crocs in public.


Just like that.


Yup
They're ugly as hell but very comfortable.

After that I decided not to give a damn


Awesome.
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Posted 3/10/16
1) What do you think about the people who care about what others think about them?
Well, I believe there's a fine line between taking critisim and just over caring what people say. As long as they can draw the line between those two I'd respect that

2) How does it feel no longer caring about what other people think?
I feel a lot better than I was in middle school. I was basically made fun of the fact that I always wore a sweater to school. I have no idea I was bullied so long for that. Until someone told me something like.."Think about the worst thing that would happen by someone judging you. That's right probably nothing will happen people will judge you no matter what you do etc etc. You might as well not sweat it
Posted 3/10/16
Never did. I think we can all admit that while some people don't care, everyone's at least a little insecure.
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Posted 3/10/16
i would have to say the 8th grade. The friends i had didn't really like the stuff i did. So i looked for people like me and not so much on the fact if i fitted in.
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Posted 3/10/16
I've never cared. I'm an extreme narcissist, but that's okay, since I'm amazing...and I don't need other people to judge me for myself
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Posted 3/24/16
I figured it out when I was playing basketball on a high level, people started to doubt me and talk sh*t behind my back and stuff, that's when it bloomed haha.

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Posted 3/24/16
I am going to have to say when I got this 7cm facial scar right below my left eye. I was tired of people finding it unattractive and so just decided to check out of the dating scene and not give a flying fuck anymore..It kinda hurt at first since I am a romantic at heart but hey if no one finds me physically attractive because of my scars who should I care what they think about them.
Posted 3/24/16
Well, as you all know I pretty much don't care what anyone thinks about me and I feel so absolutely powerful and free from it. For those that do I wish that someday you free yourself from those shackles.

Omg, it's a long story too tell you how it first happened so I'll tell the long story if someone replies to this...
Posted 3/24/16

1stladyent wrote:

I stopped caring when I was like in the 1st grade. I was put into rigorous musical and performance training, so whenever I actually attended normal school, people thought I was weird. But once I learned I could bypass homework and make money and travel, I didn't care about the bullying.


You're bad ass!
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About 3/4ths the way through Junior year high school. I've progessively gotten happier since then, and I'm the happiest I've ever been right now because of it. I have a leg up on my maturity for a quite a few of those my same age.
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I don't think I ever stopped caring altogether. Its just I try to make sure to only truly care about the opinion of people I respect. I think I learned how to be like that during my undergrad when I really just didn't make any friends and I realized that I've been putting in the effort for no effect. If you are constantly putting up that front to make sure that you are completely inoffensive to everybody, nobody can see who you really are.
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After highschool I got in a phase were I didn't care what anyone thought. It's liberating, maybe even necessary for a time. As I've gotten older I started caring again. Not about trivial things, and not because I need to "fit in" or make everyone like me. It's more about being the best I can be. The way people see you is a reflection of yourself. It's important to be your own person and find your own path. But it's also important to find your place in society and learn to live with others.

The way I interact with people matters. What they think of me matters. I am not above it all. None of us really are. Our relationships with people, how we get along with each other, how we judge each other, these things are important.
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