I hope that you don’t spend your life worrying about what “other” people think of you. A friend of mine refuses to leave the house without her make-up on. She thinks that “other” people will think less of her if they see her without her make-up on. This extends to all people who might see her, not just people she knows, but anyone and everyone who might see her. As a person who routinely leaves the house without make-up on, I find this to be a complete waste of time.
However, there have been times when after having a lengthy conversation with myself in a store, I will look around and be relieved that no one else was in the aisle with me. I’ve been known to be overheard, and when I am, I simply smile at the other person and continue on my way. The truth is that I probably will never see that person again, and who cares anyway.
There is one place that people seem to feel immune to others looking at them, and that is while in the car. When I worked in the city, sitting in traffic on the way home was the most interesting time ever (especially if you’re a people-watcher, like me). I’ve seen people singing and “dancing” along to the music, (which is one of my favorite things to do in the car), talking to themselves, putting on makeup, and my favorite (and I’m sure yours, too), is the men (it’s usually men) who feel that picking their noses while in public is fine, since a car with many windows, apparently is not public. So, when I occasionally get “caught” doing a few dance steps to really good music at Walmart or Stop and Shop, I truly don’t get upset. After all, I haven’t been caught with my finger up my nose!
So, don’t spend your time worrying about what others think of you. Whatever it is that you’re doing, you can be sure someone, somewhere is doing something much more interesting! Enjoy yourself, be yourself and don’t worry. In the large scheme of things, it doesn’t matter!