When haters, trolls, and Negative Nancies try to poo-poo your ideas, it’s best sometimes to just put up the blinders.
One of my all-time favorite inspirations for not giving a crap what people think about you (besides my dad) is Julien Smith’s The Complete Guide to Not Giving a F**k. After establishing that judgement is just a part of life and not everyone has to like you, Smith poses the following suggestions to help you “get back your self-respect in five easy steps.”
Here they are, illustrated with GIFs for maximum impact.
1. Do things that you consider embarrassing.
2. Accept, or deal with, awkwardness.
3. Refuse boundaries
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4. Tell the truth
5. Begin your new life
And there you have it. Remember, no one ever changed the world by trying to fit in.
What real-life do-gooders inspire you not to give a crap about what people think about you?