10 Obvious Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Give A Damn What Others Think

In my journey of becoming an entrepreneur, I quickly realized one thing. If you care about what others have to say or think about you, you’ll never be successful. From the so-called friends who doubted me to the scrutiny I dealt with from others in the industry, people had a lot to say about a young entrepreneur trying to start his own company. In the beginning, these types of things would upset me. However, I quickly began maturing, growing and getting really good advice from others, which made me realize that I didn’t give a damn what others thought about me.

Life is great if you know how to live it. You don’t have to hold yourself to a certain standard that other people consider as “the norm.” You don’t have to live your life following the notions of what people want to see. Just be yourself and believe in yourself. What someone else says or thinks will never bring you happiness and if it doesn’t make you happy, why deal with it?

If you still aren’t sure whether you should care what others think about you, here are 10 obvious reasons why you shouldn’t give a damn what others think.

1. They Are Certainly Wrong About You

People are idiots, and that is the harsh truth. However, nobody besides your closest friends and family members really know much about you. There are tons of stupid people out there who are self-centered and really just want to see you fail. As unfortunate as it is, it’s human nature to an extent. When someone thinks or says something about you, it doesn’t make it correct. The only way it becomes correct is when you begin to believe it yourself.

2. It Will Bring You Down

If your happiness is all wrapped up in the opinion of others, you will never attain happiness. If one small insult or one wrong opinion will send you into depression and self-loathing, you will be living a life of fear. You can’t succeed in a life feeling vulnerable with each step you take. You should not let one thing or one word change the entire course of your happiness. You need to have the courage to stop giving a damn about what people think about you. Some of the most successful and iconic figures are villains in the face of the media, but they laugh it off.

3. They Will Keep You From Achieving Your Dreams

If you are always worried about what other people think about you, you will never get to where you need and want to go in life. You don’t have to do things that should meet people’s expectations. There will be a time when you have to put your pride and reputation on the line just to get what you want. Always worrying about what people think of you will keep you from doing what is right for YOU.

4. If They Talk Shit, It’s Not About You; It’s About Them

People will always judge other people to feel better about themselves. People may often speak badly about you, hate you and judge you because of what has become of their lives. Their lives turned out to be bad so they’re looking to take their frustrations out on someone else. The chances are that the reasons why they’re judging you has little or nothing to do with you, but more to their inadequacies.

5. No One Knows Your Life, Except You

Even if it is your parents, they still don’t know everything about your life. People around you know just what you show them and what they hear from others. However, nobody aside from yourself knows the real YOU. Those who know the full story of your life will understand you, but for those who don’t, they are standing by waiting to pass judgement. Nobody can say anything that can define you unless you allow it to.

6. Opinions Are Not Truths

Every person will have an opinion about you and how they feel about you. Whatever opinion they may have about you, never think of it as the truth. People always talk shit and it doesn’t mean that it’s all valid. It’s a tendency for people to talk when they don’t know what to say and this makes them ignorant. So, if someone gives an opinion about you, just shrug it off because it’s just a bunch of empty words at the end of the day. Remember, men and women lie but numbers don’t.

7. You Can’t Please Everyone

Do not try to be a people-pleaser or someone who is submissive to what other people want. Do not try to be everything to everyone. Being a people-pleaser is inherently toxic to one’s self-esteem and the ability to function efficiently. The truth is, no matter what you do, people will still hate you. We live in a world filled with haters, embrace them and carry on to be the best damn version of yourself.

8. It’s You Who Live With Your Choices, Not Them

Always remember that it’s your life, not theirs. They have no idea what makes you happy and they are not the ones who are living your life – you are. Other people will always have an opinion about what you do that they don’t like, but it is you who lives your life. If you love what you do, then no one cares what they think about you. Making them miserable at the fact that you own your life is the best answer to their judgment.

9. Everyone Judges Everyone Else

It’s human nature to judge others and some people just can’t help it. Sometimes it comes to the point that being judgmental can be a self-preservation issue. It’s harmless as long as we realize our prejudices and do not allow them to cloud our actions. However, just understand that the world revolves around judgment and as long as you stay away from the judging and being affected by the judgement of others, you’ll live a life of true joy.

10. Life Is Too Short

Remember that you only live once in a lifetime. You get one shot in life, so don’t dwell on worrying what people think about you. Do whatever you want to do that makes you happy as long as you do not interfere with other people’s lives. Live your life like it’s just you and you’ll attain great freedom.


Are you here to live the best life you can or to please other people? That’s the easiest way to look at it and as long as you’re here for yourself, ignore what anyone else has to say. In this post, I shared with you 10 obvious reasons why you shouldn’t give a damn what others think.

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