We would all like to believe that we don't care what other people think. There's something really appealing about that nonchalance, that notion of independence. When we get dressed in the morning, we dress for ourselves; and our everyday items are selected based largely on what we think works best for us—not what others would say.
But also, that's not entirely true. Most of us do care—sometimes, without realizing it. Even to a small extent, we want to fit in, to be accepted—and there's nothing inherently wrong with that. Healthy levels of caring-what-others-think encourages us to be better, and to try new things.
Case in point: a lot of men tend to care what women think—especially women we want to impress. But a lot of those fears and insecurities might be unwarranted. Two such women enlighten us:
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