If you’re anything like me, you grew up with Dr. Suess books. They were the books you remember your mom or dad reading to you before bed time, and they were the stories that you first learned to read. And, if you’re anything like me, you also can’t resist the urge to read all of your Dr. Suess books whenever you come across them in your closet when you’re supposed to be organizing and cleaning it out. So, this week’s quote reaches to me from my childhood, and it is by far one of my favorites.
I don’t care who you are, this quote should be one that you should always be trying to live by. Too often do I find myself censoring or guarding my words and actions based on how I think that they will be perceived by others. I’ve always been the type of person to act proper and well-behaved in public and around those I don’t know, but at home and around my closest friends I’m a completely different person. This is because for whatever reason, no matter how hard I try not to, I care too much about what everyone else wants and thinks.
So while I know it’s important to know when and where it’s appropriate to say certain things or act a certain way, this quote also reminds me that 99% of the time, it shouldn’t matter to me how others think or feel. It reminds me that it’s perfectly ok to be laughing my butt off with the BF in Walmart at 12 in the morning in the card isle to inappropriate cards. That I in fact shouldn’t care that whilst doing so I’m getting some weird looks from passersby.
So here’s me encouraging you to let yourself live a little, and relax. You’ll enjoy life more if you spend less of it caring what others think and more of it making yourself happy.