Rhea of Sunshine: opinion of others


Morgan Kong

In this weekly column, Wingspan staff reporter Rhea Advani provides her take on a variety of topics.

Rhea Advani, Staff Reporter

Why do we always care about what others think? Whenever we do something, make a decision, post something, say something, why do we care what others are going to think about it? 

Since school started and we’ve all been in person rather than virtual, I find people, including myself at times, caring about what others think, and if they’re judging my actions or not. And the reason I was able to catch myself so quickly, is because I spent a long time living my life freely, not giving a crap about what anyone thinks. 

So when I did start caring, I had to think about why this was happening, and ultimately it came down to the fact that we’re all starting to be more social, and venture out more.  As an upperclassmen, you have to realize that nothing except what you want matters. 

You have to reach your goals, and make your dreams come true, and at the end of the day, the people who are judging you, stalking you, commenting on what you’re doing, they’re the ones who are stuck at the bottom of the food chain, and don’t have goals set out for themselves. 

So this is your sign, to fight for the things you want. I’ve recently had a death in my non-immediate family, and the one thing that it has made me realize is that life is short, and you never know what others are going through. I’m not a corny person, and honestly I despise cringey things, but you never know what tomorrow will bring, so smile a little wider, laugh a little harder, and just be nice to everyone around you. 

People are ultimately going to remember how you made them feel, nothing else. So live your life freely, do what makes you happy, and don’t care about what others think. It’s your life, not theirs!