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What Will People Think?

#28 WHAT WILL PEOPLE THINK?

We’ve all heard the phrase, “I buy things I don’t need with money I don’t have to impress people I don’t like.” Hmmmm.

I’ve been watching how much of my behavior is controlled by “what will people think”. So I came up with a list of questions I ask myself.

1. Do I pretend to agree with someone, even though I don’t?

2. Do I worry about what I wear to avoid being disapproved of?

3. Do I say “yes” when I mean “no”?

4. Do I leave a bigger tip when someone may be watching?

5. What am I doing?

6. Do I stretch the story to put myself in a good light?

7. Do I drop impressive names or places for effect?

8. Do I shift my position in a conversation to gain approval?

9. Am I thoroughly honest or am I kidding myself and others?

10. Is my behavior based on what I ‘should’ do or ‘ought to do’?