I recently saw a quote that said:
The greatest prison people live in is the fear of what other people think.
Somehow, that resonates much deeper than the standard “don’t worry about what other people think” one liner. That just makes me think “don’t boss me.”
I mean, it’s probably not a bad idea to care a little bit about what other people think… especially if it motivates you to do things like brush your hair and to change out of your food splattered yoga pants before leaving the house. But maybe not caring so much that it paralyzes you from trying new things or being an authentic version of yourself. In that case, forget everybody. Do what you want! (Whoops, I think I’m bossing you.)