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Re: Re: A Guru's thoughts on Worrying About What People Think

Thanks, and you're right you know, I do envy the teenagers and young adults for their bold "who gives a **** about what anyone thinks" facade. But sadly...think back a little, they, of all people are the most conscious of what others think, most especially their peers. Oh, and parents? Well, just take what parents say and do the opposite, lol. As a mother perhaps I am a little lenient in that I do allow my children to watch and listen to some things that perhaps they shouldn't; on the other hand, it sparks some very healthy discussions, and if I think something is downright awful I let them know about it. There's very little (except for the more obvious stuff like drugs and what have you) that I outright say don't do it because I know (and I'm still this way myself) that that just drives them to want to watch it or see it. Forbidden fruit, no?

I was and am still kicking myself mentally for recently letting someone make me feel small, and for not standing up for someone I dearly love when I should have. I allowed someone to creep into my head and shame me, even when I am not at all ashamed of anything, nor do I have anything to be ashamed of. In fact, my life is pretty good all in all, and I have a heck of a lot to be proud of. Go figure, eh?

Like the saying goes, no one can make you feel bad without your permission. I did, and that is what bothers me. The Guru's thought was something I came across that I thought was very appropriate and timely, so here it is.

I appreciate your comment, and yup, it does make sense. Thanks,