What Others Think Of You Is None Of Your Business
You can't control it, so why worry about it?
The only person you should impress is yourself.
We spend too much time trying to make a good impression on people we don't really know or like. "What will people say?" is a question that's killed too many dreams and has cut too many wings. We choose careers that will impress others, instead of doing what we really like. Because "What will people say?". We are so afraid of being judged, that we put aside our feelings, in order to fit in. What we do for a living, our hobbies, who we marry, and who our friends are, are all aspects that only concern ourselves. "But people will speak!" Well, let them speak! As long you're happy with your life decisions, what others think is irrelevant. Live up to YOUR expectations, follow YOUR dreams, impress YOURself. After all, it's your life.
People will judge you anyway.
People will judge, and some of them will gossip, too. This is a fact, regardless of what you do. You can make all the 'right' decisions, and they'll still find a flaw to talk about. And it's ok. Look at Meghan Markle, she married an f-ing prince and still gets judged! You can be the most successful lawyer in the world, marry the most successful doctor in the world, have all the money in the world, raise the most successful kids in the world, have the best body, hair, and looks, donate to charity, do everything right - You'll still be judged. And since this happens anyway, why bother to impress some people you don't even care about? Let them speak! And if you have to impress someone, let that person be YOU.
When you stop caring about what others say, you become free.
Free to become whoever you want. Free to love whoever you choose. Free to travel wherever you want. Free to do whatever makes you happy. And isn't this what we all want? To really be free? Do we really need others to tell us what we should do, so we can be proud of ourselves, our work, our families, or our lives? Do we need others to decide what's right for us? Why not just do whatever makes us happy? Free yourself and stop worrying about what others think of you.