……is not an easy thing to do.
But just like anything else, the more you do, the better you become at it. It’s a pretty natural thing to have opinions about others so it’s natural that people might have opinions about you. But to get to the point where you do not care what people think is to get to the point where you are so satisfied with what you say about yourself that you don’t care what other people think.
The road to that place where you do not care what people think is a rough one. You might get beat up on the way. You’ll definitely have to defend yourself. You will certainly be the outcast and the weird one.
Words will hurt you.
You will also need to learn which things to listen to. I think if you have enough people that care about you saying nice things to you, then that will overshadow the negative things that people say to you. If you have enough people caring about you, it’s easy to not care about the people that don’t care about you. In fact, leave those people. They aren’t your friends.
It’s possible to get to the point where you don’t care what people think – the wrong people, and I guess that’s the key. There are those that care about you. Listen to them. Listen to us. Listen to me.