I usually dont give a shit about what people think. Or at least i really try not to. I think its one if the keys to happiness is not care what other people think of you. I try to find my peace and happiness from within, Exercise, nature or animals because there is no judging or criticism there, i can just be me. Something that cuts me to the core is blatant, ignorant judgement. I am lucky to live in a gorgeous, safe upper middle class community, but that comes with the upper middle class judgement as well. When i walk my dogs i get all the comments, usually its; are you a dog walker?, wow you have your hands full and are those all your dogs? My dogs are pretty darn well behaved, there is no pulling( or not much) and absolutely no barking or jumping. They stop when i stop. They are in my mind good well behaved dogs. Lately when i walk (especially my big bully boys) i have been getting the nastiest comments and looks from a certain people. And it hurts, it hurts because they have no idea what great dogs they are, Bosco is the gentlest dog ive ever met. They have no clue how abused they both were but yet will let me do anything to them and they both still trust and love humans to no end. And they have no clue how shitty it is to be blatantly and so ignorantly judged for no reason other then the way they look. So i typically take my dogs out to places where no one is around. That way they can run and play and i dont get home angry, upset and wanting to cry/scream/drink a bottle of wine. recently i realized i need to get my fosters more experience and exposure. So today i walked in my neighborhood, and i was so pleasantly surprised, i had 3 people stop their car to come meet my dogs. I had basically all of Toyota of santa cruz come pet my dogs and not one single nasty comment. I must say i am so grateful that the worst judgement (or the hardest for me) that i receive is my dogs, and i realize how lucky i am for that. I can only somewhat imagine what being judged harshly just by your looks could feel like and it makes me sad and angry that our world is so cruel to one another. So please be kind to everyone, as you dont know what they have to go through.