People will come up with plenty of reasons to feel insecure about themselves, their choices, and their life. Our society can feel half built on making other people feel bad about themselves, even when some of things aren’t anything they can control.
If you agree that it’s time we stop so much judging of others, here are 12 things people think we should let go caring about right now.
12. You have to take care of yourself.
Not having relationships with some or all family members.
Some people just suck, and someone has to have the misfortune of being related to them.
11. Boring jobs pay bills, too.
Your job. Too many people are elitist about someone’s occupation and look down on essential workers.
I have a stable, relatively well paying job as an accountant and I have had several comments from friends and family making fun of me or making snide comments about how boring my job/life is like I’ve totally sold out because I’m not a teacher or an artist.
I think because it’s such a safe career choice they feel like they’re not punching down but it just makes me feel really lame and embarrassed.
10. It takes all types.
Being too shy to jump into conversations!
I have become so discouraged from talking at all.
9. Everybody poops.
Bowel movements! As someone with IBS, it happens a lot. Yes I was in the restroom for 20 minutes. There’s nothing I can do about it.
It’s much harder on me than it is on you.
8. Not everyone can afford braces.
Crooked teeth. They grew In that way and my parents (divorced) both had insurance on me, but argued over whose responsibility it should be.
Well now it’s mine but I can’t afford it.
7. Let people be happy.
Excitement. Let people be excited about shit. Let them like things you don’t. Let people express powerful positive emotions. And cry. And get deep into how to show anger respectfully.
The worst feeling is being super excited about something and then getting put down for it. Makes me want to burst into tears when it happens and it makes me want to do it when I see it happen to others too.
That type of embarrassment is hard to handle and recover from.
6. Let people like things.
Everything that doesn’t harm others but makes the person happy. Be silly, enjoy yourself. Make snow angels in the rain, I don’t care.
5. It is what it is.
Dark eye bags
I like my eyebags I am just tired of people giving me unsolicited advice about it. I am also tired of others telling to use makeup to hide them, like no thank you.
4. Dancing is supposed to be joyful.
One thing I will never make fun of someone for is how they dance. I don’t care if they dance “white” or if they have no rhythm or if they’re just moving side-to-side; if they’re having fun, that’s literally all that matters.
Making fun of someone who’s having fun will kill that fun, and I refuse to be a killjoy.
3. People are never happy.
*not * being active on social media… get off my back
Odd how important it’s become, more odd that some folks assume other folks think it’s equally important
2. Everyone has different dreams.
I’m a cleaner and I’ve literally had people say to me after I tell them; ‘so you studying or what are you looking to do?’ ‘i’d never clean toilets’ and the worst one was ‘so, just haven’t found your dream job yet?’
Like, no, Greg. I’m OCD and have ADD, this is my dream job. I’m on my feet all day, I get to make things perfect and the satisfaction is incredible for my mental health, I’m able to support myself and my son and and I also get to help the elderly and disabled, who wouldn’t want to have that chance on a daily basis.
Also, clean your fucking toilet Greg. It’s nasty as hell.
1. A real issue.
Mental health struggles.
There’s nothing wrong with taking time to figure out what process works for you, despite what other people tell you.
Mental health / mental illness is a real issue for a lot of people, and society in general has a hard time understanding them and are quick to judge, making the ones who struggle with it feel insecure about asking for help and getting treatment.
Shame this stigma still exists in 2021.
I think we would all feel so much freer if we could agree to mind our own business.
What would you add to this list? Tell us what else we should let go in the comments!