Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth”. Marcus Aurelius couldn’t have put it any clearer. People of this planet will always talk. And always will. No matter what you say or do, behave, wear, or even the decisions you make; people will talk. It’s a natural aspect of us being human - we get taunted by others and it affects us negatively. Why do we let ourselves be affected by other people’s opinions? Why do we let them define us?

It doesn’t matter what other people think and say about you! Whether it is to your face or behind your back. Their opinions do not define who you are. There is no truth behind it. It’s only purpose is to hurt your feelings and make you feel inferior.

People will talk. They always have. And they always will. No matter what you do or say, how you behave, the way you walk or dress, how you act, or the decisions you make, will always be scrutinized by others. It’s the nature of the masses. Like the herd of lions swooping in for the kill, they prey on the weak, looking for those they can taunt and torment. And it gets to us. We allow other people’s opinions to not only hurt us, but oftentimes, to define us.

From early childhood, we form cliques at school to gang up on others to make ourselves feel a bit better. This was always due to them being different. However different does not mean inferior in any way.

It is very hard to not feel hurt when others intentionally are out to hurt you with their opinions. It is easier said than done to not let those opinions define you. We all know how this feels and it can be a struggle to keep going when your emotions get the better of you!

Now it is so important that you hold

your head up high! Turn your head away not just for your own sake but do not give others the pleasure of hurting you! Never let their negativity affect your mindset.

It truly doesn’t matter what they think - DO THEY PAY YOUR BILLS? I don’t think so honey!

As long as you’re doing what you feel is right for YOU and your values in life then never let them bring you down.

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