What People Think?
Is it important to you what other people think of you?
Do you wonder what other people think for you?
Do you ever do things because of what others will think about you?
Answering these questions honesty can be difficult. I think that most of us consider what others think at some point. However some of us place more importance on what others think than what others of us do. What is the difference?
Last week this came home to me when there was an out of uniform day at our girl’s school. Angela decided to wear her uniform anyway, as she was proud of it. When she was told that some of the other students may pick on you or make fun of you she just shrugged it off. Even one of the other girls was very surprised…. She was concerned with what others would think if she was in uniform. Two girls with totally different views about what people think of them.
After school I had a chat with Angela about her day. When I asked Angela whether anyone made fun of her because she was in school uniform that day, she replied “not really”. I questioned her further and found that she was the only student in her class in uniform and some people made a small comment at the start of the day, however her reply was that “she likes her uniform”. With this comment and the self confidence that she has, other students realised that it would not be fun to pick on her.
I found Angela’s insight interesting. It got me thinking about how many times I have cared more about other people’s thoughts than my own. It is interesting that when we back ourselves we often discover that people really do not think too much about what we think or do. Think quietly to yourself and ask….. Do you back yourself or do you care too much about other’s thoughts of you?
Posted on Monday, 19 Nov 2012, in Uncategorized and tagged Back to School, Child, Confidence, Education, Esteem, K through 12, Lead, Leader, Leadership, Manage, Management, Manager, Parent, Puberty, School, School uniform, Self Confidence, Self Esteem, Thoughts, What People Think. Bookmark the permalink. 20 Comments.