As we get older, we definitely start noticing stuff about ourselves which we didn’t use to. We start paying more attention to things like the way we dress, the way we carry ourselves et al. We start doing things not for ourselves, but mainly on the grounds of other people’s opinion. Now when I say doing things, I don’t mean helping people. We all know how it goes. We do stuff, because we see others doing it or just because we want others to notice us.
As things and time goes by, does it really benefit us? Most of us have been so into that life style that it has become part of us; a habit. We all have to recognize that nothing is stronger that habits, and that habits change our character. Now don’t get me wrong am not trying to judge anyone reason being that I was once like that, and am still struggling with it too. All things been considered, when you look at your life through an observer’s lens, caring about people’s opinion of you is very unhealthy! I come from an environment where choosing your career, your spouse and even whether having kids or not is very much influenced by the way we think others will regard us.
As from today, I want you to remember this the next time you have those “what would people think” kind of thoughts. Your life is YOUR OWN boat and you are the captain of this boat, so you drive it the way you want to. Don’t let people’s opinion make you feel bad, guilty or regretful for living your life. You only live once so live your life the way you want it. You have always had a dream, don’t let people talk you out of it. Go after that dream and make sure you enjoy the journey of achieving that dream.
“Wolves don’t lose sleep over the opinion of sheep.”-Unknown