“What will people think?” a question so short yet so powerful. If you’ve been reading my blog you can already guess what I think about this question. If you’re new, welcome, that question makes my skin crawl.
In my post about inhibitions I somehow concluded that alcohol gives us an excuse to freely go make ourselves happy without thinking about possible judgement. Since most of us don’t run our lives tipsy, there is a real chance life on the stands is happening while sober. Realizing this I concluded that we need to get to living our lives freely sober as well.
Earlier this week I accidentally, on purpose shht(!), overheard a conversation on the train. The guy said the following: “No one pays as much attention to you as you do”. This got me wondering, especially since I was wondering about this myself last week. Could it be that we are we being put on the stands or horror of horrors are we putting ourselves there voluntarily?!
During a friendly meeting someone suddenly said: ‘’What will people think?’’. It was then and there that I connected the dots. We are not only being put on the stands by the people around us but we put ourselves there too. Especially when asking that exact question. You can never come up with a valid answer until you ask the people, which most likely will not happen, the only thing that will happen is worrying and feeling
I can’t help but wonder why are we so concerned with the judgement of strangers?