I’m learning day by day to be my own person and not think too much about other’s perception of me.
Reason being, I’m discovering myself more and more, I’m learning new things about life and lastly, people are not worth it enough for me to care about their perception of me.
I have seen people fall short on their words, I’ve seen people fail at what they rightly advocate, so why am I bothered about them as if everyone is perfect?
This does not mean I have no regards for people’s opinions about me and I should be careless. Of course not. I am simply learning to not make people a huge factor for things I do in my life, whether big or little.
Does that make sense?
I’ll also say that in my opinion, don’t put people too high up because they are human and are susceptible to normal human troubles and temptations.
I now understand to an extent why some people older than I am, even by 3 or 5 years are not bothered by the things that bother me about what people think of me. I believe as one gets older, they discover who they are more and more and they learn whether it’s from past mistakes or others around them. I know I’m better and have more understanding than I was when I was 20.
So I know I shouldn’t be hard on myself, certain things become clearer with time, experiences and maturity. Ever wonder why older people say certain things but you never regard until you’re older?
Finally, in this life, God is what mostly matters and a relationship with Him is everything. He guides you and no matter the trouble, you’re never alone.