Not my article... just trying to prove a point. Throughout your life, there will be people who are going to think and say some of the most inappropriate things about you. No matter how good of a person you are, there will always be someone there to judge you, negatively. In most cases, when you hear something that was said about you that you did not like, you instantly become emotionally bothered. See, when you allow the words and thoughts of others to affect you enough to cause you to act out of emotion. Then, you are giving the other person power over your emotions, and no one besides yourself should have any form of control over your emotions. Although, no one on this earth enjoys judgment, however, unfortunately we cannot control others; feelings, thoughts or the words that discharges from their mouths. Therefore, we must not worry nor give in to other's perceptions of us. The moment you start living for yourself, none of the worries of what others think will matter. In addition, one of the most important factors is learning to accept yourself along with all of your imperfections. Embrace your flaws and become comfortable with who you are, therefore the opinion of others will no longer be a worry. Accept, that people will also say things about you that is not true, but that is when you have to say, "It's not true" and feel nothing afterwards. People are going to believe what they want, think what they want and say what they want, and do not make it your job to care or become affected by the things they say. Those who down you and hurt your feelings, intentionally; are people who are suffering from their own insecurities, and it makes them feel better by downing others. The things people may think and/or say about you, does not define who you are. You are what you are, and they are what they act like, which are assholes.