We have all heard the phrase “You shouldn’t care what other people think of you”.
In my opinion, this is unwise. It matters a lot, depending on the relationship you have with the person saying their piece.
If it is a family member, a friend or work colleague, then to be a liked and acknowledged part of that particular group does make a difference.
We all want to be approved and accepted, as this is human nature.
What others think of you in the context of a stranger in the street or passer- by, then their opinion should not matter, as they are not part of your life and unlikely ever will be.
Another perspective on this….
Often it can be said that when people are critical of others, they are deflecting from their own insecurities. Ask yourself, is this the case?
If you get a chance to look into the life of the person criticising, you will see a less than perfect world, and rather than fixing their own lives, they want to bring you down to their level. So caring what they think about you is irrelevant.