The opinions of others

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Are you held hostage by the opinion of others?

Hi Laurie

“Held hostage” is far too strong a term. No – I am not held hostage by what others think of me, and like everyone, I do like to be thought well of by others.

I do have emotional responses when other people fail to acknowledge, or show active disrespect towards me.

And I am sufficiently far removed from normality that I am able to handle any such emotions, and to maintain a course of action or chain of thought that does not have social acceptance – and that comes with an emotional cost.

So no, I am not “held hostage” by what others think of me, and yes, the thoughts of others do have an effect upon me.

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