Who cares what other people think of you (or me)!

When I turned 40 everything changed. Besides the fact that I realized I couldn’t read a menu at dinner (literally on the night of my 40th birthday!) and my next purchase was going to have to be reading glasses, I decided that I really don’t care what people think of me. Oh my God, this should be the definition of FREEDOM!  I decided that I am going to live my life the way I want to. Be who I really am. Follow my dreams. Let go of the guilt. Go for it!

When I read this, I couldn’t believe how true it is…and funny!

Dr. Daniel Amen’s 18/40/60 Rule:

At 18 you worry about what everybody is thinking of you; when your 40, you don’t give a darn what anybody thinks of you; and at 60 you realize nobody’s been thinking about you at all.



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    Ruth says

    You never know how things will work out–after 40 I moved to Japan, had two kids, got my master’s, after 50 went back to writing and performing music, and, because I had been hopelessly near-sighted all my life, developed cataracts early, had them operated on and now need NO glasses for reading and only little cute ones for distance/driving. And on the evening of my 60th birthday I’ll be joining your class at Kripalu and plotting my next big leap. Perhaps I’m so optimistic because just after I turned 30 I met my husband. So those decade turns actually bring me unexpectedly great things. May they do that for you and all who read this.

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