Not caring what other people think, does not necessarily mean basing decisions off of others, to gear what they think (about you or others), to (get them to) think of something other than them (or others) or their reasons for saying the things that they do (in response to you or others). Don't try to control people, always be yourself, when in public. “Do that thing you do” was a great movie. Just as lyrics matter, to give meaning to songs, the words you use give meaning to you and where you’re coming from. People will always try to figure out why you say things, or do things, but that interpretation is not up to you. That’s what they think, not important for you to control what other people think about you or others. A lot of what we have to do and say, involves caring what other people think of us. Image matters, but not to the extent that it erodes your sense of being, people pleasing others. That’s not always the best way forward, doing things for others, or for reaction to you. That can often times lead you to a stand still, not knowing which way to go from there. You can’t control what other people think, and the more you try to control the reactions of others, the more powerless you feel, in spite of those reactions. People will think what they want to think, everyone has that right to be happy, in spite of you or your opinions of others, including them, what they think. Outlining today, I wondered what to write about, and then it came to me as I was writing, have faith in your abilities, your heart is a powerful search engine in the theme of finding what is right, the right thing to do or say in regards to the circumstances of others. Always be mindful. Mindfulness to me, is about caring what other people think, but not letting what other people think ruin my day. Friesenpress.com let me know that it was possible to write a book based upon my blog posts, that’s a good start somewhere, to begin. It’s not always important for us to be likeable in order to like ourselves, sometimes in order to be a likeable figure, you have to know yourself well enough to know your limits in life, and where to go from what points in life, have a sense of direction that’s all your own.