Reply To: Caring too much what others think

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AvatarNick Earl
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Wow,

I am sorry Kay. I just reread what I wrote above:

“I think it's valuable to remember that really it has nothing to do with anyone else, it's actually not their opinion you're worried about when it comes down to it, it's that you don't like the opinion you hold of yourself, and so you  fear other people will have this same negative opinion of you, that you already have. Crazy hey?? (when I say “you” in this context, I mean myself aswell by the way)”

and realized how presumptuous of me that was. This is just what I think is really going on when I, (and I think it would apply to some other people too) – to say that that's definitely why you care what other people think is pretty damn arrogant of me, please excuse me for that  :)

What I should have said, is that I experience a similar issue with worrying about other's perceptions of me, and I think that what I said above is the real reason behind it. It may or may not be the same for you, but just wanted to step in and say sorry for presuming I know why you do what you do…

For all I know, there are many many different reasons why people care what other's think…

Peace,

Nick