Today’s Topic: Not Caring What Others May Think
Who cares. No really, who cares? So long as you’re doing something you’re happy about (or have to do because life is full of things that aren’t fun that we all have no do) and you’re not hurting yourself and anyone else, what does it matter? This concept can be applied to a great deal of things in life, from hobbies to interests to careers to volunteering and more. It’s time to stop caring and do what you love.
Watch that show you like regardless of how many people don’t like it. If they don’t like it, that’s fine. There will always be at least one other person in the world who does. The internet is a beautiful place that can help us find others who love the same things we do, no matter how much hate we may receive for sharing our love. Communities like Reddit and Imgur are perfect for showcasing your love and interests to groups of like-minded people.
Read that book you like even if it isn’t written for your age group. Partake in a hobby that might not suit your social image. Try something new even if you think it won’t work out. In fact, partaking or trying something that you once thought was lame because of what society has told you might provide you with a new hobby or activity that gives you joy. Many people ignore or overlook certain things because they’re told it’s stupid before they’ve even formed an opinion for themselves. Regardless of prior reservations, try it out and see what you think.
Not caring what others may think is not the same as blocking out the rest of the world. Some of the things you love might not be good for yourself or others. It’s important to learn that there is a line that can be crossed when it comes to following your passions. People who try to warn you should be listened to. If someone tells you not to do something simply because they don’t like it or think very little of it, that’s one thing. If they’re trying to stop you from doing something hurtful or dangerous, that’s something else entirely, and should definitely be heeded.
There are so many things to experience in this world, and the biggest shame is that some people will never get to try things they may come to love because of social opinions.
Please, just be yourself and do what you love regardless of what your friends, family, or society might think. Of course, if the things you love hurt animals, people, or someone else’s property, it might be time to look for something new to love.