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a reply to: American-philosopher
what makes the color blue?
originally posted by: geezlouise
a reply to: Quasiscientist
I used to be so insecure I was verging on delusion, too. (no offense)
Nowadays, if people are nice to my face then that's enough for me. Everyone is always talking sh-t about one another behind one another's backs, and that's ok. Part of the human condition.
The way you walk could be the butt of someone else's joke for a day.
But even if they're muttering curses under their breath at you 1% of the time, 99% of the time they're still being polite and normal to your face. That means that they don't really have anything truly substantial to confront you with, or else they would. Since they have to do it behind your back or as you're turning away, they know it's really nothing worth mentioning. Like, everyone walks funny. You can always turn it back on them, and say, "you walk funny." So it's stupid. So hang onto what's going on 99% of the time. Let go of the weird 1% human behavior. Even if it's just you hallucinating, it's part of that 1% weirdness... it's small in comparison to the whole.
Step away from it all and look at it like a science project, try to get objective as possible. Ask yourself all the right questions (which I think you are doing, anyway, so good job OP). At least that's what I do. It's about weighing the evidence.