This is a slightly different take on a theme I run into often and feel it should be repeated fairly often. Ultimately you learn that other people mostly are reacting to their own emotional hooks and blocks so when they bring them to bear on you or your efforts all they are doing is exposing themselves. Eleanor Roosevelt had a fabulous quote on this subject...

“You wouldn’t worry so much about what others think of you if you realized how seldom they do.” — Eleanor Roosevelt
Here's a bit of the introduction to Adela's thoughts...

How much ever of a façade we put up, deep down, all of us want to be liked and appreciated. Whether it’s wanting to experiment with our career or being vocal about our feelings – there are so many instances when we avoid being ourselves because of the fear of judgment.

Ask yourself – is caring about what people think really worth it? Why should we refrain from doing what makes us happy, saying what we want to and being our authentic selves just because there might be a set of people who wouldn’t agree with us?

Life is too short to live trying to please everyone around you and just gets exhausting. Embrace your true self, get rid of your shame and be proud of who you are and your choices.

Next time you find yourself worrying about what others think, let these five reasons help you change your mindset.
Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Care About What Others Think — by Adela Belin

https://www.positivelypositive.com/2...-others-think/