Everyone thinks that people are judging them throughout the day. While this may be true, people are much more concerned with themselves. They think, "what if they don't like me? What if no one accepts me for who I am?" We are so obsessed with ourselves that they forget to check on the people around us that we care about. It begins to be more about us then it is them. We stop caring, stop asking them how they're doing. Stop asking them if they are okay. Stop making sure that everything is alright with them. Worst of all, we stop noticing the warning signs. We focus all of our energy on our problems instead of helping them with theirs. We see a cut on their arm and think, "it's only a scratch." They could be crying and we ask them if they're okay, but they say that they are fine, or tired, or just stressed. We know that they are lying, but we can't manage to confront them about it and get them to confide in us because we are too worried about things like our parents divorcing, or moving, or getting a bad grade. Society as a whole has given up in helping people. We need to put aside our own problems for just 20 minutes and let them know that we are here for them and that we care. Don't let things go too far just because you were wrapped up in what people thought of you or what was going on in your own life. Be there for the people that you care about and let them know that it's going to be okay and that you are there for them no matter what.
Author Notes: This isn't personal for me, but I know of some people who have gone through this.