Why do most of us convince ourselves that what other people think matters?
“Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery. None but ourselves can free our minds.” Bob Marley
Exclusion from ‘the pack’ will not result in starvation, we are not wolves. Disapproval will not hurt physically and it will only hurt emotionally if we let it. Yet most of us care what other people think. What other people think, and indeed what we think, has no independent nature in and of itself. Free yourselves. I’m trying. I feel like I worry more than most, my apparently wild and free nature is merely a rebellion against my own insecurities. Beyond judgment is freedom. Beyond judgment you are already perfect, exalted exactly as nature intended.