If you’re marketing a bass guitar or an orchid or an electric SUV, why are you concerned with what everyone thinks about it?
It seems to me that you should only care about the opinion of those that are actually open to buying one.
Shun the non-believers.
To take it a little closer to home,
who cares what a person who doesn’t know anything about you says about you? Who cares if they attack you based on false assumptions / pretenses.
A lot of us have been hurt by the opinion of those whose opinion shouldn’t matter (or weigh heavily) to us.
And a lot of us have actually been hurt by the opinion of those who do know us well, and whose opinion does matter.
And a lot of us hurt ourselves, with our own opinions.
But (here comes the Christian spin) what about the opinion of our Creator? The person who created you, has put you in your circumstances, and knows your innermost being and yet still loved you enough to send His Son to die for you?
What about God’s opinion?
Click here for Psalm 139 in a Bible translation called “The Message”. It’s a contemporary language translation based off the original Hebrew/Aramaic/Greek texts and is a lot easier to read if you’ve never experienced reading the Bible before. It’s a psalm (or song) written by the psalmist (songwriter) to God about being known by God and being thankful for it.