Tip 33Perceptions, Perschmeptions

It’s comfortable to play the idealist and pretend you don’t care what other people think about you. But, that’s a game. You can’t let yourself believe it. You should care what other people think about you. Perception is reality. Get over it.

You probably know the old clichéd philosophical question, “If a tree falls in the forest but nobody is there to hear it fall, did it make a sound?” The correct answer to the question is, “Who cares?”

I mean, the fall probably made a sound. That’s not a very exciting answer on a metaphysical level, but it probably did. But, if nobody heard it fall, then the fact that it made a sound doesn’t really matter.

The same goes for your work. If you kick ass and no one is there ...

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