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No One Is Thinking About You and Why That’s a Good Thing

Winston Churchill wisely said… “When you’re 20 you care what everyone thinks, when you’re 40 you stop caring what everyone thinks, when you’re 60 you realize no one was ever thinking about you in the first place.” These words have only recently begun to truly resonate with me.  If you’re anything like me, you’ve probably spent a lifetime (well, in my case, 1/2 of lifetime, since I’m hoping to reach it to 90-something!) trying to… please  others -and – gain approval Which has caused you to… sweat the little things wonder how you compare – and – question whether you’re good enough Spending your energy wondering if you will measure up is a pretty terrible way to pass your days.  Not only will you spin your wheels needlessly (what IS good enough?), but you’ll probably eventually exhaust yourself and end up either depressed, or, in my case, quite anxious. Getting to the point of not caring what others think is a process that’s liberating in and of itself.  Figuring out how to do it certainly might …