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I used to care what people think about me when I was growing up. In fact, I live for those moments to know what goes through everyone's mind. I saw it as a way of being perfect just by knowing what they think of me until I got to know that there is nothing you can do to please humans. Most people tell you what they want to say as long as they can manipulate you to do what they want.

This life is a funny one but we have to live it. Selfishness has hit an all-time high and everyone is busy tending to their field. It's hard to see someone show genuine care without something in it for him or her. To even accept generosity from others these days you have to be careful because it might come with some terms and conditions which you might certainly not like.

I don't know how we got to this point but it's the reality of life that we are facing. Rather than live in self-denial we have to accept this new reality and work our ways around it because that's the only way to grow and ease yourself of unnecessary pressure and frustration. You have to stay ahead of situations where life is concerned.

Everyone would always have an opinion. I might not agree with what you said but I would defend your right to say the things you want to say. It's yours to speak what you feel but it's mine to accept the reality of it. The truth is, we need to know ourselves more. Most people lack confidence, they don't even know themselves that much or believe so much in themselves which is why they scramble for the opinions of others that can be riddled with lies and deception.

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When you know yourself, you can tell yourself the truth and know when someone is trying to manipulate you for their advantage. When you know yourself, you won't stress about what the opinion of others says because you know your truth, you know the areas you need to improve from the few honest feedback you get and know when to ignore certain people's views of what they think of you.

Everyone would always have a view of who they think you are and that's fine. Their view doesn't mean that's your reality. Knowing yourself does the trick because it means you are not selling yourself short. It's how you see yourself that the world would see you. The world wants to reduce you to rubbles and others want to do the same so they can inflate their egos and claim to be better than you. This life is a tricky one.

Don't stress when someone gives an opinion of who they think you are. Seek for ways to be better if there is any truth in it but if there is no iota of truth in it, stop trying to validate their feelings just so you can appease them. You are not in this world to make everyone validated. You are not in this world to make everyone feel happy - you are not bread and beans or Garri or Pizza hahaha.

Jokes apart, even at your best, you still can't make everyone happy. Give your heart to everyone there would always be a few disgruntled who would feel too entitled that would say you have done nothing for them due to their unrealistic expectations. Stop living your life based on how others perceive you. Human standards change from time to time so if you bend yourself to satisfy one aspect, they would come up with something else and you would easily get frustrated as a result of that.

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What others think about you is their opinion, please don't stress

It's their perception of who they think you are like the press

You still won't please everyone even when you look the best in your dress

Everyone would say anything to manipulate you so you can digress

The more you bend to make certain people happy, your self-worth grows less

Stick to your guns and that's the only way out of this mess

Everyone would always have their opinion, don't stress

Life would always happen. Humans will always be humans

Potatoes are still going to potate

Human standards would always still rotate

Good mannerism isn't only when you prostrate

Being a better human has nothing to do with your state

You will feed some people and they would still hold your hand on your plate

They would say you did nothing for them even when you gave them the best estate

Just know humans for who they are, don't stress and don't hate

Trying to understand how people act might throw you off your own game. Just be you...as long as you are doing your best to be a better person and not intentionally hurting others, don't stress. Leave room for growth and stop chasing after the opinion of those that don't matter.

Thank you for your time.

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people are bad sometimes. constantly judging and manipulating you. should not mind them. We should be ourselves, not what they want.

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2 weeks ago

Be yourself and not what they want. I love and respect that.

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2 weeks ago

Me too love and respect that.

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2 weeks ago

Thank you.

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2 weeks ago

This...is so beautiful Mr Ola, one thing I love more is the beautiful poem you wrote at the end, the rhyming words was just aweeesommmeeeee.... I got the picture, people would still talk even if you're in your best dress, really deep. There's so much more to life than being bothered about people's feeling towards you. Those that would hate, would hate, those that would love would love. Just like you've said; we should only work towards a change of there's an iota of truth in what they said.

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2 weeks ago

Absolutely, Ella and I am glad you enjoyed this. People will always talk. Those who hate us would see us walk on water (which is a miracle on its own) but they would still manage to say it's because we cannot swim.

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2 weeks ago

There's no need of stressing ourselves much just to make other people become happy. People will still be people until christ comes. There's no need at all.

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2 weeks ago

No need at all. Humans would always be humans...selfish and inconsiderate...always willing to manipulate.

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2 weeks ago

One thing I think that makes us human is that at first, we teach ourselves that we truly and sincerely want everyone to like us a sad reality but the moment one finds his or herself then it will be the middle finger to everyone who doesn't like you even though you remove your heart for them they will still not like what you do. This character of people not liking you is mostly done by the elder those that are a bit aged, the millenniums too do that with the wide spread of the internet, social media becomes a platform where everyone lives a life to please their followers and even get attention of people they don't even know personally

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2 weeks ago

It's not mainly based on the elderly but it's a human thing. Some people just want to get under your skin and throw you off balance because they feel threatened.

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2 weeks ago

As they say " we can't please everyone". No matter how good we are there would be some people who see wouldn't see our worth, achievement or goodness in us. Well I believe those who throws negative comments or convincing that we can't do this and that are just silently jealous...lol. Just crab mentality

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2 weeks ago

That's it...they are silently jealous and they want to make others as miserable as they are.

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2 weeks ago

Yeah, like hey! We should be in the same situation!

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2 weeks ago

Terrible humans.

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2 weeks ago

Self confidence is very important of life,care less about what people think about you and pursue that beautiful future full of greatness

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2 weeks ago

Short, simple and accurately said. Well said.

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2 weeks ago

As the saying goes, one man food is another man poison, even God can't please everyone, that's we some complain about rain while others say is disturbing them.

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2 weeks ago

It's a hard task trying to please everyone. It won't happen...it can't happen...

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2 weeks ago

I would say that I have made a conscious decision to just be happy and do what makes me happy. As long as I am not hurting anyone in the process. You can never please anyone no matter what you do, and if you still do what someone else wants, there will be others who will crucify you for it. So, why bother then?

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2 weeks ago

Exactly...why bother? They will crucify us anyway... It's better to do you.

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2 weeks ago

I guess all of us passed through that phase of worrying about what people think about us and that's perfectly normal because children are usually naive. But as we grow older, Life finally teaches us series of lessons that makes us realize we don't have to live life that way and we should rather focus on doing the things we love without worrying about what people might thing.

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2 weeks ago

Exactly...we have to worry less about what others think. It's better to focus on what we are doing rather than what others are saying.

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2 weeks ago

Indeed, why worrying and stressing ourselves for the validation of others if they only want nothing but to mock you down. I have been there. Pleasing people, obeying their want's and considering their opinions as it was for your best and for your own good, is manipulating. They are trying to change the whole you and that makes things more complicated between you and the society as you are allowing them to manipulate you. Accept the fact that we have flaws, and so their words won't bother you at all. You don't need everyone's validation to be the best , you just need you, the whole you, so don't stress.

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2 weeks ago

This is brilliant, my friend. All they try to do is to manipulate us. We need to accept our flaws and work on it...that way their words won't hurt us.

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2 weeks ago

I am still like this. I don't why but I can't get this thing out of me . But I know I am damaging my own self through this because yes it's true we can't make everyone happy. If let 100 people are good and they show positivity to us, there will always be those 50 people that never appreciate you and no matter how hard you try you would never get them to like you

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2 weeks ago

I understand you, Raheela because I used to be like that. There comes a time we have to grow a thick skin. When you understand that what they are saying is to throw you off and not because it's true, it would get easier with time. Just take it with a pinch of salt.

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2 weeks ago

You are right. I am working on it now. Thanks

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2 weeks ago

Please do. It won't be easy but it's for the best. Learn to overlook and speak positively to yourself daily.

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2 weeks ago

Thank you for the advice sir

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2 weeks ago

Anytime, dear.

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2 weeks ago

You know how I stopped mine lol, by causing a little tiny quarrel between us like I don't greet them anymore, I just walked past them! Sounds crazy yeah! That's what I did! I have been to good to realize that their validation don't matter, cause they would make you feel like a dummy in your own game!

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2 weeks ago

Their validation doesn't matter. I love that part.

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2 weeks ago

What others think about you is their opinion, please don't stress

Someone posted and said "if you are talking behind me or heard bad thing about me, then so be it because I am what they say I am"

Why trying to get people's validation when you can see the best in you?

No matter what we do, they will still talk behind you. They even talk behind the dead, much more a living like you.

When we stop assuming what others think of us and channel our time on beautiful and important things, we would see our lives being productive.

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2 weeks ago

Hahahaha they even talk behind the dead. I love that. Indeed, we don't have to stress ourselves to change what people say of us...we shouldn't stress and we should do "us."

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2 weeks ago

Abi na, πŸ˜…πŸ˜… Whether good or bad, dem go still say something about them.

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2 weeks ago

Princess is awake hahahaha.

They will always talk.

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2 weeks ago

Na rat wake me up oo πŸ˜…πŸ˜…

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2 weeks ago

πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ€£πŸ€£πŸ˜‚ you are still battling with them?

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2 weeks ago

I'm telling you....I don't know what to do again. I was vexed to shout "must it be my room?" I was so angered 🀣

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2 weeks ago

πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ€£πŸ€£πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ I wish I can get the ones I used in Ibadan over to you. Got them from my brother, very effective. They can never come back again.

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2 weeks ago

πŸ˜‚ Igba die lo ku

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2 weeks ago

Hahahaha good.

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2 weeks ago

As it is now, I don't even care about what you say and that's why some people think I have I don't care attitude, well I still don't care, there are lots of things to care about these days than what people are saying

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2 weeks ago

There are a lot of things to worry about, exactly...so worrying about what others think is a waste of time and effort.

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2 weeks ago

Living to impress people is costly. I love the fact that you mentioned that there is nothing you can do to impress humans. I've always learned to do my thing in my way instead of living to impress other people. I've trained myself not to let other people's opinions get to my head. I just do whatever it is that pleases me

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2 weeks ago

You are smart and that's they best way, Bisola. There is no point trying to impress those whose opinion won't count.

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2 weeks ago

This is just the simple truth because at the end of the day you would realize that you can not please everyone so it’s best you live your life in a way that pleases you and God.

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2 weeks ago

Exactly...even at our best, we cannot please everyone.

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2 weeks ago

It's worthy to note that no matter how self-aware we are, there are things about us we will never see. This is where the opinions of those we surround ourselves with matters. But still, you don't have to react to every opinion. Take them all in good faith, learn what you can from them and then discard

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2 weeks ago

Exactly... We have to choose how we react. We have to decide which one we accept and the one we have to discard.

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2 weeks ago

I mean who cares huh? Those days, am always trying to be a good and trained girl so that when making validations about me , I can stand out the best! Turns out, I can't please everyone even when they feel they cannot manipulate you they would be angry!

I had to start living the life of I don't care attitude... Like we are not on same boat duh!! You have ur life to live so is mine..

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2 weeks ago

They have their lives and we have ours. We cannot please everyone. When they can't manipulate us, they get angry and use emotional blackmail too.

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2 weeks ago

That's very good. I will try to do the same

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2 weeks ago

Cool.

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2 weeks ago

Caring about what people think too much will never yield a good result because they will always think one thing or another and you can never please them all.

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2 weeks ago

That's the point...you can never please them...so why stress?

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2 weeks ago

I also care a lot about what the other people think of me but the good thing right now is I am working to eliminate that traits. Yes, let us be true..let us be just ourselves and nothing more.

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2 weeks ago

That's it, Sydney...we need to care less about what others say or think. We have to be true to ourselves.

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2 weeks ago

The ' ate ' sound which ended your poem speaks so much truth. Seeking people's validation is unhealthy and makes us feel we ain't done enough. Just like you stated " Everyone would always have an opinion. I might not agree with what you said but I would defend your right to say the things you want to say. It's yours to speak what you feel but it's mine to accept the reality of it. " we all have our freedom of speech and expression and should stick to it and know this when others speak theirs, we should learn that they have the freedom too and the reality of accepting it, is ours. That's where the no-stress comes in.

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2 weeks ago

We all have it...most people would say things just to get into our heads. We shouldn't stress at all.

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2 weeks ago

Yes, we shouldn't. The words won't end

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2 weeks ago

It can never end as long as humans are still greedy and inconsiderate.

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2 weeks ago

Sadly it is an ever-ending circle of life.

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2 weeks ago

That's right, my dear. We just have to get on with it.

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2 weeks ago

I used to be like this too, minding what people will say about me..but the truth is, we will only stress out ourselves if we keep living in other people's heads. We are what we are, and they shouldn't care about us, and we shouldn't care about what they think. Let's not stress ourselves.. I shouldn't πŸ˜…

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2 weeks ago

πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ€£πŸ€£πŸ˜‚πŸ€£ exactly. They don't care about us, why should we care about them? I've stopped worrying about people a long time ago. I just follow my heart and do the right thing.

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