It's been said that we are the average of the five people we hang out with the most. No one in today's "smartphone-crazed" society has time in their schedule to think more than a brief second about us.
Too much worry about what other people think of you can become a self-fulfilling prophecy that eventually governs your behavior and thoughts. We go through our days thinking about how other people might be judging us. Please yourself and let the rest fall where they may.
Without hope, there is no room to even consider other options, let alone a miracle. Keep perspective. For important decisions, you may want to seek out a few opinions from people you trust--and then forget the rest. And they'll be happy, because facts of that sort don't change.
You know best. Most of the time, the negative feedback is coming from negative people. Let him forget there is such a thing as war.
This means that even if someone thought about us ten times in one day, it's only 0. We start tailoring our lives to fit the expectations of others, and from there it's a vicious cycle.
Now that you know what your values are, it's time to put yourself out there. Eventually our actions, appearances, and lives become molded by how we think other people perceive us. You'll be exposed to different social cultures, break social norms that you didn't even know existed, and ultimately, be forced to burst out of your small bubble.
Things don't bother you anymore. In fact, the opposite is true.
You can read all the books in the world about being confident or getting over your fears, but if you don't take action, you're just someone who's read how to ride a bicycle without ever having ridden one.