Why Do You Care?

I’m not sure why, but humans love to get involved in other people’s business and get offended by that same business. And I’m not talking politics or about hateful people, I’m talking about day to day activities that don’t influence you at all.

We get offended over people having tattoos, the way people dress, how they aren’t polite enough, how they aren’t social enough, that they forgot to wear a bra, or they are wearing too much make up.

But why do you care so much?

If you don’t like the way someone looks, then just move on and don’t look the way they do. If you don’t like curvy girls wearing bikinis then don’t look. If you don’t like someone’s outfit then don’t go out and buy that outfit.

Some of the things we work ourselves up over or choose to be mean over are so trivial and avoidable. And I know sometimes things just pop into our heads, we don’t mean to be unkind. But I read once that the first thought that goes through your head is what you have been conditioned to think, what you think next defines who you are.

So, yes, sometimes I think “what was that girl thinking posting that half-naked picture of herself on Instagram, yuck!” But then I immediately think “at least she loves herself and feels confident, do you!”

I think we all need to step back before we react and think about why we really care about the things we get mad about especially when it comes to other people who have no real direct impact on our life. Sure, some things are justified. But it’s easier and better to just let the little things go and make way for the bigger battles – which there are plenty of.

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14 thoughts on “Why Do You Care?

  1. I’ve caught myself many times thinking things like, ‘She really shouldn’t be wearing that’ or ‘He should not be allowed to dress himself,’ but then I think, ‘Good for him/her for having the guts to rock it!’ I’ve heard that saying recently and love it!

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  2. This is true! You know it happened to me today..I met one of my colleague after a long time (he’s probably around 40 quite older than me) and he has done some really tattoo work all over his arm and the I was actually thinking why would he actually do that? It doesn’t suit his age and all…but then I also know him as a person and he is really nice guy…so moral of the story…don’t judge people by the book cover….let it go as everyone is different! …thanks for sharing this! 🙂

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  3. Not to mention it’s quite tiring having so many opinions on so many things that simply don’t need an opinion in the first place.

    It’s surprising how insecure even (so called) beautiful people are because we’re all human, so as long as no crimes are being committed we should all just take a step back at times. Great post! 😊

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  4. Love this Rosie. Especially this: But I read once that the first thought that goes through your head is what you have been conditioned to think, what you think next defines who you are.

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