A couple of people have told me recently that one of the greatest things about aging is that you stop giving a f*ck what others think about you.
I have also observed how caring too much about ‘the other’ can keep a person from living their happiest, healthiest life.
The payoff isn’t worth it. Why live in fear of what others think? It makes sense, but isn’t always easy in practice. Perhaps those of us that are still working on making the transition can take the advice of people in more elder years.
Let their wisdom sink in and stop giving a f*ck sooner rather than later. I think we will be happier if we do.