“The reason we don’t want people to not like us is because of what we make it mean. We make it mean we’re unlikeable. But remember, their opinion of you has nothing to do with you.” (podcast episode #15 “Other People’s Opinions”).

What a great statement Brooke made! I am having trouble fully embracing it for myself though. My brain thinks it could be reasonable to make it mean we’re unlikeable. And it does seem like we do have something to do with other’s opinions. Will you please expand on Brooke’s statement so that I can really learn this? Thank you.