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How to Stop Being a Slave to the Opinions of Other People

Academy of Ideas

Epictetus on the Importance of Confidence

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Cultivating confidence in ourselves is the greatest antidote to caring too much about what people think of us. Insecurity and feelings of inferiority make us dependent on the approval of others and fearful of their scorn. However, by focusing on strengthening our mind and body, improving our character, achieving goals, and sculpting a life to be proud of, we can diminish the significance of others' opinions. Epictetus reminds us that seeking outside approval compromises our integrity, and instead encourages us to be our own witness.

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