Daily Dose of Inspiration – I Don’t Care

Why have we allowed this to happen? How have we gotten sucked into the vortex of living a false life — a life that we never defined for ourselves?

It takes courage to say, “I’m mad as hell, and I’m not going to take it anymore!”

It takes courage to say, “This is my life, and I’m making the rules here.”

It takes courage to say, “I don’t give a damn what ‘they’ are doing or saying or admonishing or threatening.”

I just don’t give a damn about political correctness. Human decency, basic manners, and my personal values serve as my guide not some bound up ideas about avoiding offense at the cost of common sense and reality. Sometimes we must have the courage, the guts, sometimes even the anger, to not care about the possible consequences so that we have the freedom to live life on our own terms.

But there is a catch. It is not about not giving a damn, it is knowing when we should and should not. This is one of the keys to living, the ability to discern what we should and should not do and when.

Hence, I don’t really try to live up to the expectations of others because I have to take responsibility for and define my own life. But where possible, I still listen to what they have to say in case I might have missed some crucial insights about a situation. It is good to listen to advice and suggestions, but at the end of the day, we must always form our own conclusions and not blindly follow others.

What’s your philosophy?

33 Comments Add yours

  1. jeffw5382 says:

    All the greatest ideas started from a position considered blasphemous. I like your use of the word discern. I, however, think political correctness has run amuck and is doing more harm than good. It is, in my humble opinion, crucially important to be aware and to listen, not just to respond, but to truly understand. As much as that might or might not be possible.

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    1. Yes, we really need to listen and understand.

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  2. Psy says:

    This is great e2i! Very helpful and agree with you.

    As for my philosophy, still working on it… lol.

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  3. Spyros says:

    I say I’m not troubled by/don’t believe in something that could be troublesome. But can still care for truth, as I consider with enough truth trouble is gone (sometimes, after it’s become more intense than before) 🙂

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    1. Always be truthful..it simplify’ things!!

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  4. It’s always good to stay grounded in your beliefs, we should never just conform for a limited relief.

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  5. I am always willing to listen to what anyone has to say, even if I don’t agree with anything that person has to say. I feel like just because I don’t agree with their “opinion” doesn’t make me right and them wrong, no more than it makes them right and me wrong.

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  6. It’s really true. We don’t live for others but we try to listen and rationalize it ourselves. What’s important is that whatever we do or say or behave should not harm anyone.

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    1. I totally agree with your last line Francis. We should practice loving kindness both on ourselves and others.

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  7. Mehul Singla says:

    That’s a great post. You said it correctly. We are the only one responsible for our lives so we should get up and be happy. We should live our lives the way we want, not what others say. I too have a blog related to this. Do give it a read😊😊

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    1. Hey Anshul, I will read your blog for sure. Thank you!!

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      1. Mehul Singla says:

        Thank you. It’s by name Stop giving a damn and start creating…

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      2. Mehul* sorry for the autocorrect

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  8. Wine Mug says:

    Nice one! Be free be your own definition not other people’s- the only way to live

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  9. Agreed! It takes courage to stand up for what you believe in. The trick is, I think, to choose what is important enough to fight for.

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    1. Agree with you. Choose your battles carefully

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  10. I love it! It takes courage to be true to yourself and others. We have to remember that we have the right to be authentic and not get sucked into the rules and regulations others are so quick to put on us. I guess that is my philosphy: to let myself be me and define my life how I want to.

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  11. G. N. says:

    yes, at the end of the day its our opinion which matters the most…

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  12. I really enjoyed this post. As I have got older (I am only 24) I have started to care less and less what people think of me, not saying that I don’t care now, but I care about the opinions of the people who are important to me! In terms of listening to people’s opinions/advice/etc, I am always open to listen, but I will take away from the conversation what I want to. I think it is important not to live up to other people’s expectations. Live to be you, and listen to the people you care about but don’t let them and their opinions rule your life.

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  13. mraine33 says:

    I agree, we need to be able to decide what matters and what does not. The worst thing for me is when someone discredits my own idea because they say it is society driven. For example, I’m overweight and unhappy about it. I don’t feel good, I don’t look good, and I’m just not happy with it. People always say “Oh you look fine, you need to love yourself as you are! You’re only unhappy because you don’t fit society’s definition of beauty ect.” I don’t need society’s opinion to tell me that I am uncomfortable or unhappy. I don’t think I’m overweight because I want to look like the girl in the magazine. I think I’m overweight because my joints hurt, I can’t fit into my clothes right, and I get out of breath walking up flights of stairs. It has nothing to do with what anyone else thinks. Maybe someone else thinks I’m pretty and have the perfect body type, but I don’t for me. I just wish that I wouldn’t get discredited because of what others believe!

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  14. Andrew says:

    This might sound selfish, but I have to say thhat part of not caring requires putting my goals ahead of others’ expectations, especially if they are not good for me.

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  15. CisWifeLife says:

    You go girl. Meet your own expectations and to hell with everyone else

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  16. I dropped by to say thank you for liking my post but then got caught up in yours as well. Great writing and ideas. Take care 🙂

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  17. gpavants says:

    Hi Empress,

    I am not do vocal as I am a quiet man of resistance. I also pray for the issue and the people involved. When words and opportunities comes I am able to say what needs to be said.

    Thanks, Gary

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  18. Love this! Its speaks to me because I’m in this situation right now. I have a decision to make regarding a job that I know could be good for my growth and confidence and learning, but it comes with some uncertainties. I have asked the advice of others but ultimately know that only I can make the decision as its my life and my future and my career and that’s what makes it so challenging, but through prayer and listening to my inner voice, I KNOW I WILL MAKE THE RIGHT DECISION FOR ME 🙂

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  19. Spyros says:

    Accept and ‘you’ wont need acceptance 😀

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    1. Exactly..right on target my friend

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