The one advantage to getting older and wiser is that you begin to see how much time you wasted worrying about what people think. I used to care, but now, I'll tell you my opinion and really not give a damn if you disagree with me. It's my right to think as I choose. My batting average is pretty high: I have above average common sense, God-given wisdom and I know that I was raised well. My values are superb compared to many of my contemporaries and thus; my thoughts have value because I live what I speak.
The world is screwed up mainly because so many people worry about what others think. Many live in fear, stay in relationships they hate, have friendships and associations with people they truly despise and stay in jobs that don't fulfill them, simply...because they are worried about how so and so is going to respond.
Who gives a flip!
I own everything I do. I am the CEO of my life and I will always maintain veto power. What someone else thinks means nothing. You know why? One can suggest something. One can tell me what to do, but ultimately; I am the one that must live with the consequences of my choices. Thus, do what you like--and THINK about what you do before you do it.
I mind my business. Honestly, I just don't have the time to worry about what other people are doing.
Live your life and stop wasting time being hindered by those who don't have the courage to live their own lives without apology.