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aleclair
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04 Nov 2006, 8:40 pm

...what others think of you?
...what others say about you when you're not looking?

As vain as it is, I like to know these things, even if it means having to be a detective sometime. I believe the only truth about how society percieves you is what society says when you're not around.

(but then, why should I worry about how society percieves me?...)

I remember one time running into two people I vaguely knew in the hall at my old school in RI, having a social encounter that was obviously forced on both ends, and rounding the corner, hearing, "Aaron... he's..." - As I don't remember exactly what they said about me behind my back (I imagine it wasn't too positive) I end the quote here.



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04 Nov 2006, 8:56 pm

Yeah, unfortunately I still do, but only when it's somebody I was hoping to be friends with, or thought I was making some progress with. :?


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04 Nov 2006, 9:21 pm

I don't really care, but I LOVE finding out things like that. I hate it when people keep secrets from me, I can't stand it. I become obsessed.



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05 Nov 2006, 3:38 pm

My problem with secrets is that people don't tell you they're secrets, by that i mean they don't tell you specifically that you can not mention it to other people. I've gotten into a lot of trouble that way, which is why i hate them so.



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05 Nov 2006, 4:09 pm

I don't think people even talk about me very much when I'm not around because I don't know very many people outside of my family very well at all.



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05 Nov 2006, 8:28 pm

aleclair wrote:
...what others think of you?
...what others say about you when you're not looking?
uh not really, but i'm learning how to overcome that


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05 Nov 2006, 10:38 pm

aleclair wrote:
...what others think of you?
...what others say about you when you're not looking?


I general, I couldn't give a rats' ass what people think of me.
As for what people say about me when I'm not around, again, couldn't give a damn. And furthermore, piss on them if they don't have the guts to tell me to my face, instead of being spineless little tards spreading rumors and innuendo about people.

Now, my friends and people I care about, that's a whole 'nother story.



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05 Nov 2006, 11:22 pm

There are a few people who I care about what they think of me. For everyone else, it can be summed up in the words of advice a friend gave to me, "Don't worry about what other people think. They usually don't."


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06 Nov 2006, 5:45 am

aleclair wrote:
...what others think of you?
...what others say about you when you're not looking?


Yes, although I am quite happy if I never know. I only really want to know when someone brings it to my attention. Otherwise ignorance is bliss.



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06 Nov 2006, 8:27 am

I do care, but I also realize that I probably shouldn't. So I try not to obsess over it. Or at the very least, not let it control me.



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06 Nov 2006, 4:43 pm

Honestly? I really couldn't give two chunks of monkey crap what most people think of me. The only people whose opinion of me matters to me at all are my close friends and my family.



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09 Nov 2006, 5:40 pm

If they are talking bad about me behind my back and don't have the courage to say it to my face, then they are no longer worthy of my time.

If they are saying good things about me behind my back and don't have the courage to give me a compliment to my face, then they are scared of my reaction for some reason and that concerns me too.

I wish people didn't play games with other peoples emotions.



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10 Nov 2006, 3:27 am

Yeah, I do, but I often am in denial and think I don't care. It would be nice to just not care at all.


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10 Nov 2006, 9:07 am

When I was younger I did...now I could care less...besides I know what most of them think by now, they think I'm a "little odd"...and they would be right...I am, and I've learned to enjoy it. :D


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10 Nov 2006, 3:19 pm

Its harsh when you over hear someone slate you, its like they are talking about someone seperate to you.