Perhaps you care what other people think because you want to control what they think about you so they think good of you. However its impossible to control what other people think. I dunno about you, but I have trouble enough controlling what I think, I don’t need to go around trying to control other people’s thinking. I generally don’t care about things I can’t control. I just sorta accept them and let them be.
Usually when I have an insight like this, I can feel a lightness, or sense of relief. Another thing I’ve realized that authenticity is a value for me but I never consciously realized that. Hope some of this rings a bell with you and you find some value in it.
My Social Psychology textbook says, “In the future, naming your children after expensive brands like Armani, Chanel and Tiffany” Cool! I’m naming my kid BMW!Â