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Caring What Others Think


Claire Regina Fox




Psychiatrist Judson Brewer delves into the fascinating link between mindfulness and addiction. From smoking to overeating, he explores how curiosity can help break bad habits in this insightful talk.


Put up with being laughed out on occasion, look around you, and to give yourself a good shaking to find out who you really are. Common sense tells us that a modicum of concern for the opinions of others is useful in the cultivating of good relationships and the maintenance of social cohesion. But most people care too much about what other people think.

And in this video, we will explore how this is damaging to our psychological health. We will then look at how becoming more comfortable with ridicule, rejection and the disdain of others can greatly increase our chance of living a fulfilling life. It never ceases to amaze me wrote Marcus Aurelius. We all love ourselves more than other people, but care more about their opinion than our own. In the modern West, a great emphasis is placed on the attainment of social validation and on looking good in the eyes of others.

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