FOPO

Fear of Other People’s Opinions. Something that I’m sure everyone has struggled with at some point in their lives.

The roots of judgements come from something called The Spotlight Effect. This is a phenomenon when people think that they’re always under a spotlight, everything they do is being noticed and judged by other beings on this planet. You feel like the point of attraction.

Furthermore, this leads to the fear and distress of making mistakes and errors as of course, you feel that you’re always under the direct attention and people will notice and criticize you.

But truly, this is all absolute crap. We live in a world full of insecure people. Sometimes, while thinking about ourselves as the main character, we forget that everyone else thinks the same way about themselves.

The spotlight is simply a delusion.