Other people’s opinions

Do you worry too much about what other people think of you?I usually really don’t.For the most part, I honestly don’t care what other people think of me. I happen to like myself, and if you don’t – that’s ok.
I know there are people (in cyber space and in my real life) that don’t agree with some of my parenting decisions. For example, it just torches my mom’s shorts that I don’t want my kids to have a bunch of electronic toys or to watch a lot of TV. I don’t want to get on a soapbox here, but I truly believe that too much of that stuff hinders imagination development. Don’t get me wrong – if you make different decisions for your kids, that is entirely your right. You get to make decisions for your kids and I get to make decisions for my kids.

At any rate, I do my best to be a good person and do the right thing. I believe in forming well-researched opinions and (obviously) am not afraid to share them. I think I succeed fairly well in being a good person and doing what I think it right. That matters far more to me than whether someone happens to agree with decisions I make.

There are two people whose opinions to matter to me – SuperDad’s and a very dear friend of mine who is literally the best person I’ve ever known. (And obviously my boss, because I really want to keep my job)
Sometimes if I think highly of someone, their opinion becomes more important to me than it probably should be. But I think that’s probably fairly normal. (Right?)
But one thing that just absolutely baffles me –

There are two women in my life for whom I have absolutely no respect. They are not nice people and I don’t enjoy their company. I don’t respect them as women, as mothers, as people. I would never willingly have a conversation with either of them.And yet… it eats me up when it comes to my attention that either has said something mean or unfair about me. I honestly have no idea why it matters. I can’t stand either of them and shouldn’t give a rat’s ass what they think of me.Do you do that? Do you put far too much weight onto the opinions of people you don’t respect? Or is it just me?

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Hint: It has recently come to my attention that not all of my readers can easily tell when I’m being sarcastic. That is truly unfortunate, so finding a solution was imperative. ^Obviously, the easiest answer is to assume that if something can be read with sarcasm, it should be;^; but that’s not really workable, I guess. After reviewing several options for a “sarcasm font”, I’ve come up up with my own system. Whenever you see italics inside carrots (^snark^), that is my “sarcasm font”.

2 Comments

  1. Shannon Brown

    Yes I do..which my hubby says I need to get over it. Great blog!

    Reply
  2. Duck Mommy

    🙂

    Reply

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