This took me a while to get and I still half wish it were untrue, but for
the most part people just do not care about you. Why is this? Because they are
too busy thinking about themselves. I am usually not in the business of making
broad statements so you do not have to believe that last sentence. I merely
invite you to consider, the amount of time you spend thinking about other
people. I would estimate I spend roughly about 5% of my day thinking about
other people. Breaking that 5% down even further about half of that 5% (2.5%) I
spend thinking about how nice it would be to get together with some people and
play some board games. The rest of that 5% I spend thinking about how other
people appear to me. So I admit, you got me, a small fraction of my time is
spent actively thinking (caring) about what other people say and do. Does 2.5%
of my total brain activity represent enough for you to care what I think about
you. I would say no.
Now, what does it mean that no one cares about you? It means freedom,
freedom of thought, of action, of personality. Because no one cares about you,
you can do all that you once feared. Think about all that time I wasted
preening, dressing half decent, worrying about what others thought about my
hobbies, etc. Almost all a total waste because everyone else is too busy doing
the same thing and has no time to care about me. If I want to grow a terrible
neck beard because I hate shaving, I will, because no one cares. If I want to
talk about how awesome Katawa
Shoujo is, I will, because no one cares. If I want to spend all day
watching anime, I will, because no one cares. I am not saying to drop all
decency and be a slob, I am saying you should act as you and you alone see fit.
Worry about what others think is worthless because no one cares.
This is a tough rule to internalize and I admit to not fully following it,
but I try.