We thrive on connection. It is the nature of being human. We want to feel like we are a part of something. We want to be accepted. Now if you are one of those people who say, “I don't care what anybody thinks of me,”
I call BS.
This might ruffle your feathers but I'm diggin’ the weird look anyways…
You do care. If you are making a difference in the world, you care what other people think. If you are bringing a product to market, you care what other people think. If you are raising a family, you care what other people think. If you outwardly say, “I don't care what people think” you care enough about what people think to tell them you don't care.
Catch my drift homie?
We all freaking care! Now let's stop feeding each other that mumbo jumbo that we should not care about what other people think, alright? It's psychologically nearly impossible...think sociopath. It would also mean we’d have a pretty lackluster and apathetic world.
At the root of you caring about what other people think, is your perception about what other people think. And your perception is all about… you. You. YOU.
How do you feel about your inner weird? Are you disallowing yourself from showing up fully and as you are? Are you doing it because you care about what others may think or...
have you failed to convince yourself that it’s ok?
Food for thought.
Go be weird.