What People Think Of You Is Their Business.
I used to be very concerned about what other people think of me. Especially when they think badly of me. I would get very upset if I got to know of it. This is because I felt that I tried very hard to be a ‘good person’ and I deserved to be known as the ‘good person’. This is especially true during the early part of my life. Sometimes I did things just so that I could be known as the ‘good person and not so much because i really liked to do it from the bottom of my heart. in short i was always pleasing people so that they won’t say bad things about me.
Sometime ago , I was at a work chatting to another colleague. He was telling me about some news happening at the work place. As he was also a good friend of mine, he told me that someone had been spreading bad things about me. When he told me, my supervisor happened to be around. He heard it but said nothing about it initially.
As a result of what I heard, I felt very down. Of course I lost concentration on my work for the rest of the day. My supervisor saw that I was feeling down for the whole day and decided to give me a lecture. He asked me why did I place so much emphasis on what other people think of me? He told me that as long as I have a clear conscience, I do not need to worry about what people think of me. I should just continue to do what I think is correct. And no matter what I do, there will always be someone who will be displeased with me due to one reason or another. It is impossible to please everyone in life!
As a result of my supervisor’s lecture, I realized that what I think of myself is more important than what others think of me. And I should always be true to myself. I need not act in certain ways to please people so that they will say good things about me. I should have a clear conscience and just do what I think is correct.
The idea that I will like to share with you:
Be true to yourself. Your opinion of yourself is what that determines your future.
Writer: Max Ng
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