Let me preface this by saying that I am in NO way, shape, or form perfect.
I am the antithesis of perfect.
I do my best, but I am admittedly a mess.
I make mistakes and I stumble.
I am perfectly imperfect.
I have also always had the mentality of “whatever problem you may have with me is YOUR problem.” If you allow people’s thoughts of you to take up residency in your head, you’ll never be happy.
It should only matter what you think about yourself.
Are you trying to be a better person every day that goes by..? Then you’re good.
I read somewhere that every person that you meet sees you in a completely different way, as a completely different person. They associate certain things about you that mirror themselves, or that don’t, and they build you up in their mind(sometimes as someone that you’re not, and sometimes someone that you may resemble). However, the only person on this earth who knows the real you, is you.
People will always make their assumptions about you, or they’ll listen to gossip and form their opinion from that, but it doesn’t mean that you are what they think, and it doesn’t in any way define you.
As long as you don’t have ill intentions, aren’t lashing out at others, or laughing in the misfortunes of others, then you’re good.
Don’t even think about it.
Just be you; live your best life.
Spread love; abhor hate.