Do you think we live most of our lives worried about what others might think?

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  1. rikabothra profile image61
    rikabothraposted 12 years ago

    Do you think we live most of our lives worried about what others might think?

    Do we live most of our life worried that we are being judged at every step?

  2. Vinaya Ghimire profile image80
    Vinaya Ghimireposted 12 years ago

    That's right. We live in a society and most of the time we think about what others might think. We don't live our own life, we try to emulate others.

  3. marwan asmar profile image65
    marwan asmarposted 12 years ago

    Yes, unfortunately we do live most of our lives worried about what others think, and yes we are worried of being judged every step of the way. 'Oh, God, did I say the right thing, did I say the wroung thing, I put my foot in it.' The list is horrendous, most of us are always thinking to the point were we are constantly on the edge and lose our selves and identity. It would be nice to be our true self for a change.

  4. lone77star profile image73
    lone77starposted 12 years ago

    Many do not consciously worry about being judged, but subconsciously the concern is there. We call it "ego" -- the heart of selfishness.

    Ego seems to me to be the source of all evil. So, even if someone gives to charity, if they do it so that everyone else will know what a good person they are, they are committing grievous evil.

    We need to stop worrying about what others think, but we need to do good things anonymously -- unselfishly.

  5. ershruti304 profile image60
    ershruti304posted 12 years ago

    Definitely yes, human is a social animal and cares about what society thinks of his image, personality and social status. Thus he is conscious about his surroundings, actions and reactions.

  6. VENZKHVAM profile image61
    VENZKHVAMposted 12 years ago

    I think 85%  of the people do think that way.

    Majority of the action  by so called SOCIETY bounded people , abides by the society  norms does all their activity  just worrying about what other think when they do it.

    Other wise minimum 50% of the population will be criminals if they thought of doing every thing whatever comes into their mind with out worrying for the government  rules and the society.

    I am sure all are leading a Hippocratic life.
    Very few has the ability to and courage to lead a life with out bothering others.
    may be i am wrong.

  7. Admiral_Joraxx profile image69
    Admiral_Joraxxposted 12 years ago

    Yeah, I think some of us do, a lot of people are worried to have gone so far with nothing to show. You know, people are born winners that is why we have the inherent desire to be perceived as successful, good or praise worthy. That is why the pressures of meeting expectations are high. "I need to be that way because what will my neighbors, colleagues think of me if I failed to do so." At some point this is good because it pushes us to always defeat our former selves, to get better and better each day. However we must not feel bad, because it's also a fact that we just can't please everyone in our lives. Just stay away from negatives and keep moving forward!

  8. Apostle Jack profile image60
    Apostle Jackposted 12 years ago

    According to the increase,..There is a need to measure our steps and progress in life. Most of what is said should be ironed out if it is wrong,and put behind you.While other area's of your life require a lot more conduct and behavior of spirit. Like doing what you have to do at times when you have to do it. Like having control of your spirit. So......there must be a measured process and you being aware of that knowledge and process in order to have  full and strong stability of spirit.

  9. profile image0
    reeltaulkposted 12 years ago

    You made me think of a recent occurrence where I thought about what I had said.  But after it was said I respected it for what it was because the person I was about to work with even though they claimed to be "righteous" which by the way I have no idea what that means.  They were saying and behaving in a way that did not represent "righteousness".  But on the other hand judged me for who "they thought" I was.  Now if everything that I just wrote doesn't make sense... you're right cause it didn't make sense to me either as I am glad it took place.  A red flag that was needed to stop me from contributing and poisoning my craft on their project.

  10. profile image0
    lostwithinmyselfposted 12 years ago

    I always worry that people are judging me. I always worry they don't like me because of being bipolar. I know certain people judge me and this deeply upsets me but there is nothing i can do about it. x

  11. mikielikie profile image61
    mikielikieposted 12 years ago

    I know I do....I think that everyone is looking at me to be a such a great guy. But some times I just want to be bad or in a bad mood cause I'm always the nice smiley guy.

  12. Seeker7 profile image81
    Seeker7posted 12 years ago

    Yes we do, especially when we are younger. Not that it stops when you are older, but you do tend to not let it bother you quite as much. For some people believing that they are constantly being judged and what others think is a major anxiety problem for them - sometimes requiring treatment.

  13. Chouji-Von-Lycan profile image60
    Chouji-Von-Lycanposted 12 years ago

    well i can't speak for everyone else, but i sure do

  14. gmwilliams profile image83
    gmwilliamsposted 12 years ago

    Conformity is the name of the game in this society.  There are great rewards in conformity such as security knowing that you are part of a group.  We have been indoctrinated from early childhood to conform and not to rock the boat by parents and teachers.   The worst thing in this society is to be "different" because it carries such a negative connotation.   To be thought of as "different" often means being alone and excluded from the crowd so it is more comforting to conform. read more

  15. Just Ask Susan profile image89
    Just Ask Susanposted 12 years ago

    I used to but I think it was when I hit about 45 years old I stopped worrying about it. I still care about what others think but I do not worry about it as much as I used to.

  16. PoliCommandments profile image60
    PoliCommandmentsposted 12 years ago

    I think the worries about what others will think is what guide's the moral compasses of many.  I used to worry about what others thought to the point where it was detrimental to my self-esteem.  One of my high school instructors pointed this out (this was quite some time ago), and he also mentioned that I worry too much about what others thought.  He had advised me that in college, I would find that the only person whose opinion mattered was that of my own.  Depending on the way you take such advice, his words of encouragement could have had different outcomes.  His advice has greatly benefited me, and has made me into a more confident and outgoing person.

  17. mkvealsh profile image60
    mkvealshposted 12 years ago

    I think too many of us worry about what others think, and not enough of us worry about what God thinks.

  18. ibbarkingmad profile image60
    ibbarkingmadposted 12 years ago

    We are social creatures that crave acceptance. We seek approval in order for us to thrive. The sad side of this is by seeking this acceptance we place masks on our faces that often hide who we really are. This leads to one of the reasons why I love my wife so much. She has no mask on. She is natural around me and I around her. There is no fake and I hope it stays that way.

  19. profile image34
    saisarannagaposted 12 years ago

    It is in human psychology to care for their opinion of others. We have been brought up by our parents with such comments as "What others will think?. This thought is deeply embedded in our conscious. Hence it has become a habit of sort to worry about others opinions.

  20. TexasBobby profile image65
    TexasBobbyposted 12 years ago

    My thoughts... A lot of it depends on life experiences and upbringing. If you are raised in an environment that encourages free thinking and teaches you that failures are opportunities to learn, I believe you will be secure in your actions.
    On the other hand, if you are brought up in a ridged home where you must follow rules mindlessly or risk ridicule and punishment, always looking over your shoulder, it would be very difficult to do anything without fear of being judged.


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