Why do we care so much?

Why do we care so much? It’s a question that I ask myself alot. Why do we care for the opinions of others? And how can we stop caring so much. Caring is mostly seen as something beautiful and positive. Something like this, I care for you, makes our little hearts melt away. But everyone underestimates the term ‘caring’. Caring too much or even to little can be very dangerous. How do we care just right enough?

The problem with caring for me, is mostly that I care about other people’s opinions. I admit it and I am not proud of it, but I think I am not the only one experiencing this feeling, especially with the pressure that social media puts on us.

It’s very frustrating and annoying, because caring so much about what others think of me or the way they see me, has a very negative effect on me and my life. It actually makes me hold back. It makes me think twice or more like a million times before I dress myself and walk out the door. It makes me experience this ridiculous amount of nerves and anxiety before presentations. It’s absolute BULLSHIT, but how do we make it stop. I wish I could tell you the secret to caring less(about things that really actually don’t matter), but unfortunately I don’t have an answer. The most import thing is to acknowledge this feeling, the feeling of caring too much. Stop and think about it and realise: “Wow, I am really caring way too much.” 

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I don’t think caring is necessarily something bad, I think it’s sometimes very good. What would be a world in which no one would care for one single thing? We wouldn’t care about or for other people and our relationships with them, we wouldn’t care for ourselves, we would just become these isolated and depressed creatures (hmm aren’t we already becoming this).

There’s something really important we need to realise and that is that caring makes us human, it makes us people, it makes us even in some ways “normal”.

So please enjoy that rant and if you have any tips or opinions on this matter, let me know in the comments below!