Do other people think about us?

Let me ask you a question – How much time do you spend wondering what people might be thinking about you?

The honest answer would probably be “Yeah, at least a little bit.”

It is in human nature to be liked, accepted, appreciated and needed. However, sometimes it leads to worrying about what others think about us too much. We go through our lives thinking how others might be judging and talking about us.

But here is what I have understood. We are not that special. In reality people don’t actually devote time in their busy daily schedule to think more than a brief moment if at all about us.

There is an even better quote about this by the writer Ethel Barrett –

“We would worry less about what others think of us if we realized how seldom they do.

To be unbiased – sometimes people think and talk. Not that much as we imagine though.

The principle I live by is that it is impossible to please everyone and live up to everybody’s expectations. At the end of the day – people will anyway think whatever they want. And if they do, it simply means there is nothing interesting going on in their lives to talk or think about. People who are living happy and fulfilled lives don’t have time for that kind of drama.