I'd love to say that I don't care, but I really do. I'm not sure why I care so much, I actually care about what strangers think MORE than my family or those closer to me... it's weird. I don't mind if they made incorrect assumptions about me, necessarily... but I do care if they hate me. While it doesn't destroy me or anything, it does bother me when someone dislikes/hates me, especially when I can't figure out why. It's confusing and makes me doubt everything about myself, I take it all on when in reality, it may actually have nothing to do with me. I'm working on it and I am better than I used to be... but still working, haha!
Personally, I do care what others think about me. But its not like im going to die if its something bad.
We care what others think about us regardless... It's just a natural since or extra emotion that we all have. Some care more than others, as well as some hide their emotions better than others. Regardless of whether we actually know them or not.
As for making friends on GAG what's wrong with it? Speaking to people we like, have things in common with, friendly, etc. I know we'll never meet but you can still be friends with them. That's like saying why do people have any social networking site, Especially Twitter just about no one knows each other or even talks much especially when it comes to the stars. So why tweet?
When I first joined in, I don't really care. I only care so much to make sure I'm not rude or behave in an obnoxious way and insult people who don't deserve it. To say it shortly, my limit was : don't do something I wouldn't want other people to do to me.
But since I became a mod, I have to care more. Because I can't abuse my privileges, and I also wouldn't want people to know some of my deepest darkest secret. I'm no longer 1 in 5 million female users on GAG, but I've been here long enough and have talked to some people as well, and that makes me care what they think of me. I can't act like a jerk. Not that I ever wanted to, anyway.
I care this is why I am here. But it doesn't mean that I do what they say. I listen like in real life, if sth is worth to go, ok I am in. It is good to listen different opinions, finally it is your life your own way. Beside, I met different people here, this makes me happy. I see very prejudiced people, on the other side I see beautiful minded people, which is worth to hang out here ;)
Not really, I respect their opinion but that does not mean I am going to accept them. I think what is more important is that when we receive a really negative opinion, we should take a step back and think about it instead of being affected by the opinion because the person who posted that opinion may be in a bad mood hence the negative opinion.
I think some people can't get along with critism so in fact I think they have no need to be on this site. I take all opinions in care and stay cool when someone reacts frustrated, thats something I have to get along all day. just stay calm cause in real life some people don't like to get critism but in real life they can't block you :)