I used to spend a lot of time worrying about what other people were doing. Countless hours I drove myself crazy obsessing about what others may be thinking about me.
Did they agree with me or did they think I was right or wrong for my actions?
The conclusion I have come to over the years is that at the end of the day what other people think about me is really none of my business!
It is also a waste of energy. Energy that I could be using to better me and my situation.
Power that would be better put to use more effectively if I redirected it toward the changes I need to make.
The beauty of being human is that we will never run out of things we can improve on. There is always something we can do to better ourselves.
We should never become complacent or cease to grow. Our lives and the unique learning experience they provide should always be a work I progress, a continuation and perpetual growth process.
None of us have been appointed our brother’s keeper. We are also not back in junior high school where it was a badge of honor to be chosen to police the whereabouts of fellow students.
Now I know that I have no business playing hall monitor in others people’s corridor.
I have a hard time keeping tabs on the shenanigans that I get myself into. Keeping Annamarie on the straight and narrow is a full time job, one that requires my full attention.
In the Bible, Jesus urged that those without sin should hurl the first stone.
I myself have made countless mistakes. I live in a glass house that I built myself. A house constructed piece by piece from my own shortcomings, mess ups and misconceptions.
It would be detrimental for me to start hurling stones at others. The chance of one of my projectiles sabotaging my own precious home is very high.
Besides I have never been a very good shot anyway!