What you think of me is none of my business! There is no phrase that has been more enlightening to me than those ten words. As one who spent the majority of his life ALWAYS concerned about what others thought of me, I know first hand how exhausting such worry can be. In time I began to wonder who the heck I was after so long pretending and trying to fit in. My tendency will never go away fully, but it does not haunt me so thoroughly as it once did. I have no control what you think of me, but lots of control about what I think about my self. As my opinion of “me” has gotten better, the less I care about what others think and the happier I am.
A man cannot be comfortable
without his own approval.