Tuesday, September 13, 2016

The Prison of Other People's Opinions

A friend with whom I graduated from high school is Buddhist, and he posts regularly on Facebook about thigns for which he is grateful. I enjoy those posts greatly. 

Recently, he posted a link to a short article about being constrained by other people's opinions. It is beautiful, and I am sharing the link, without commentary, in the hope that it will resonate with those who read it and, hopefully, help someone break free from this particular prison. 


DSB said...

Hi. I've been a long time lurker of your blog. Your thinking resonates so strongly with me. I was greatly disappointed when you stopped writing so regularly a year or two ago although I completely understand. I am so glad that you are posting more. Your views are so timely. I realize you don't write for comments or adulation and you might be a little bothered that there isn't more action in the comments section. Please don't take that as a sign that you aren't doing something important and that people aren't reading. Thanks again and keep it up. (Please.)

Papa D said...

Thank you, DSB. I appreciate your thoughtfulness.

On my weaker days, I might feel a wish that there were more comments, but you are right that I don't do this for comments, so it's okay.

Patty said...

Thank you for sharing this. I needed it. It reaffirms something that stood out to me in conference- that the only opinion we need to be concerned with is God's opinion of us.