How Not Caring What people Thought Of Me Changed My Life
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The Day I Stopped Caring

The day I stopped caring what people thought of me was the best day of my life.

The Day I Stopped Caring

A lot of people can think of the best day of their lives. For some people, it was the day they got married, for others it could be a holiday, or just a random day. I can't quite place what day it was that has been the best day of my life so far, but I do know what it was that made it the best day.

So far, the best day of my life has been the day I stopped caring what other people thought of me. I used to get so hung up on other people's opinions of me and the things I "should" or "shouldn't" do. Whatever day it was that I stopped caring what other people thought was the best day for me.

It changed my life immensely. I was so much happier. I started to think less about the things I did. I started to do what made me happy, and did not care if other people thought it was weird or not. I stopped looking to other people for validation of things that I like to do, or want to do.

It took awhile to stop caring what other people thought, but once I did, I got so much happier. There are still times that I think to myself "what if they think I'm weird?" or "what if they think…?". But then I realize that I really do not care what other people think of me. Others can think what they want about me, but at the end of the day, the only person whose opinion of me really matters is my own.

The way I look at it is that i am going to do whatever I want to do, and not care what others think of that. In the words of one of my best friends, "What are they gonna do? Be mad?" If what i want to do makes someone mad, or if they think it's weird, that is fine by me. I can live my life with someone mad at me or someone thinking I'm weird, but I certainly cannot live my life caring about what others think of me.

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