When should you care about being liked and when should you not care? It is a fine balancing act. When we are oversensitive and have a need to be liked, we find ourselves at the mercy of others. On the other hand when we don’t care when we should actually care, our message could be completely lost as our target audience may stare themselves blind against what they perceive to be undesirable characteristics.
It is incumbent on each of us to constantly evaluate whether our moral compass is still pointing to our true north. We need to continually ask ourselves whether our actions are informed by our own beliefs that we carefully considered, before we concluded that they are fit to be used in our moral compass. How certain are we that we are not just believing what we are because those around us believe it? Or, that we are believing what we are because those who we have crowned with a halo believe it? Applying one’s own mind is paramount if we were to avoid the temptation of outsourcing our morality to others.