Synopsis: Today’s episode is my first attempt to answer a question asked by one of my students: “Can you give me practical advice on how to not care about being liked by everyone?” In the first half of the episode I share a few different approaches, but then we switch gears and discuss a different way to approach the problem altogether.
Related Rabbi Schneeweiss Content:
- (I’m fairly certain I made an episode on how not to care about what people you admire think about you, but I can’t seem to locate it; if this rings a bell and you know which episode it is, please let me know!)
- Seneca, Letter #52: On Choosing Our Teachers
- Epictetus, Discourses 1:21
- Aurelius, Meditations 7:62
- Aesop’s Fables
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