Why do we care about what others think of us?

Examed

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Aug 7, 2014
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We care because nobody likes being made fun of or teased. Things like that trigger people and make them think differently.
 

JayCustom

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Aug 8, 2013
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The truth behind this, is Gossip starts like a wildfire. You get 1 person who thinks something of you, and all of a sudden half the world is told that about you. We fear not being accepted by anyone, and it always just starts with 1.
 

Puffin

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Mar 17, 2018
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Its human nature, as simple as that. We want to be perceived as a certain image we have of ourselves in our head, and when someone goes against that grain it hurts the ego. Probably one of man-kinds ugliest traits.
 

Ethereal

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May 18, 2013
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The mindset of depending on other people’s perceptions to properly shape one’s own self-worth and overall reality is seemingly very common, honestly I would argue that it drives our society as a whole. To be honest, capitalism functions so well simply because it exploits the fact that a majority of people struggle to find meaning and self worth, so it results in them filling the void with materialistic items. It’s kind of sad.

The sweet illusion of grandeur ultimately replaces the fear of meaninglessness.

So, I guess:
I cannot find meaning alone, so I will instead use the perceptions of others as a substitute.
 

Rhyceee

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Jul 22, 2018
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Its one of those things your mind plays games just like people play to others. honestly i follow the pact that if something needs saying say it. Dont go around hoping they wont do it again because 90% of the time they will.
 

Clink

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Aug 10, 2018
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I hate being judged and I don't know why. Hate the thought of embarassing myself in public purely because people will judge. Confidence is key.
 

Berk

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Oct 17, 2015
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If i had a 10$ each time I thought what others would think about me when i do this and this, I'd be a millionaire. I don't know why though,I don't think words can explain this.
 

JMS

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Aug 25, 2014
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It's natural to care about our social conscious.
Theres an episode of Black Mirror which demonstrates this massively, and the impact it has on some people. Its called Nosedive. Check it out.
 

JMS

Posting Freak
Aug 25, 2014
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Glad someone brought up Black Mirror
Your life story post above basically was the script for that episode. Literally reading it made me think of the Black Mirror Episode haha.
OT: Black Mirror Episode NoseDive is seriously worth watching, the rate technology is going an app like the one in the episode could soon be out.
 

ManIron

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Jun 1, 2018
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We might care what people think if you want to impress so I think like that with fashion/style. I do care in that way since I want them (friends and possibly women) to think good of me I hope.
 

Kylie

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Dec 9, 2012
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Love how I put that I did care, literally do not give a shit what people think two years down the line. They can just be judgey cunts all they want, always has something to do with jealousy or hate.
 

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