The Opinions Of Strangers

It is always interesting when you hear someone proclaim that they do not care what people think of them, only those who are close; their family, friends and perhaps work colleagues. Most would agree with those sentiments, why would one care about the opinions of strangers when it comes to something they do? After all, their opinions or comments do not affect you or have any impact on one’s life unless you allow them to. So why do so many of us, the majority of us, allow others to influence or affect our mood?