Oprah Winfrey is turning 60 next month and in honor of her birthday, she threw on her best gold lame dress for her cover story in O.
“I’m alive. Healthy. Strong. I’m turning 60,” Oprah says. “And – please don’t take offense – I no longer have to be concerned about what anyone thinks of me! I’m turning 60, and I’ve earned the right to be just as I am. I’m more secure in being myself than I’ve ever been.”
Turning 60 is monumental in a person’s life, but being able to not be concerned about what other people think is even more of an accomplishment.
It’s one thing to say that you really don’t care what people think about you, but it’s another to actually not care. But accomplishing that isn’t something that happens over night.
So how does one get to the point of not caring?
Basically, you start doing what you want to do. Don’t or say something because you think it’ll impress others. Do it in those situations where you normally adjust your actions according to those around you, or in an effort to impress people. My grandmother always told me to have a “give no fucks” attitude and don’t apologize for doing what you feel is right for you.
Is it going to be easy? Hell no, look at Oprah, she’s 60 years old and is finally able to admit it. It takes time, and during that time you may lose friends, but you’ll also gain respect from other people.