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I Don't Care Anymore

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I recently just watched Mark Ferris' video on 'Why I Don't Care Anymore', and it kind of sparked a light bulb in my head. I used to care so much about what people think of me, what people thought of what I did and people's reactions to my actions, especially on Social Media. It used to get me so down and it made me feel so anxious. It also stopped me from doing things I wanted to do, in case I got a nasty comment. I even stopped putting tweets and blog posts out in fear I'd get ridiculed for it at college/uni.  

To be completely honest, I still do to some extent, just not as much,thankfully! Similarly to Mark, one day, it just kinda clicked that I shouldn't care what people think. I don't know whether that's because I've gotten older, or the fact I now make sure I surround myself with positive people who are only interested in building themselves and others up, rather than making themselves and each other feel shit about themselves. 

Mark also spoke about the fact that watching Youtube videos helped him, and I completely agree. I think watching other people go out and vlog in public, and deal with hate/negative comments made me realise that no matter what you do, someone will still make a negative comment. No matter how succesful/good looking/skinny/rich you are, someone will always have something to say about what you are doing in life. 

I think I've just realised that it says a lot more about then then it does about me. Don't get me wrong, I still have insecurities and always will, it's just natural/human. But, I do feel a lot more comfortable and confident in my own skin, and it's so so nice to see that family and friends have even noticed.

I'm glad to have finally reached this point in my life, and I hope all of you have too. If not, I hope this post can make you think about why you care about other peoples opinions, and in fact, it's really not worth worrying about!



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  1. I think the older you get, the less you worry about what people think of you. No matter how nice you are, you can't be liked by everyone. Recently, I've been avoiding confrontation or telling people how I feel, as I felt the "mature" thing to do was to stay silent. However, it just built up and I eventually told certain people (including a guy I was seeing) exactly what I thought of them.

    I'm sure they now think I'm an "emotional psycho", but I felt so at peace after :D. Sod it, life's too short to pretend to be someone you're not.

    - Lubna | The Digital Review

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    1. Yes that's very true! I always tell people how I feel, otherwise I just drive myself crazy! I used to hold it in & it never worked!

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  2. It's great that you're now surrounding yourself with more positive people.
    People will always have different opinions. If you get bad comments it doesn't mean that you did something wrong. It just means that you've made such an impact on these people that they couldn't help but react in that way. I think if you see it that way you can even take negative comments as compliments. =)

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    1. Yes that's so true! Never thought of it like that :)

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  3. It makes me so happy when I hear people don't care what people think anymore (for the most part), I definitely don't care what people think half as much as I used to - its a great feeling!

    Lucy | Forever September

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    1. Yes I love it, so glad my mindset changed!

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