“Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter, and those who matter don’t mind” (Bernard M. Baruch).
Bernard M. Baruch is encouraging being one’s true self and freedom of expression. Many people pretend to be what they are not; thinking it would make others esteem them.
Some people do not express themselves freely for fear of what others may say or of hurting others. Such people inhibit themselves and imprison their own ideas.
On the other hand, there are people who spend their time prying into the lives of others; gossiping about others. Such people have small minds. Should they talk about you, it should not bother you. Their words lack weight. Hardly do they think before they speak. They speak not because they have anything to say but to be heard. They are empty vessels out to make the loudest noise.
The real people who matter in society do not have time to pry into the private lives of others. Time, to them, is precious and they cannot afford to waste any of it talking about what will help no one. They take you for who you are; and respect your freedom of expression. Do you want to be ‘an empty vessel’ that makes the loudest noise or somebody who matter?
What other thing can make you consider someone as:
- an empty vessel in their society?
- Someone who matters in the society?