Caring about the opinions of others makes us a prisoner Compassion, love – twin sons of different mothers (photo: Lorie Sheffer) Caring about the opinions of others makes us a prisoner in our own psyche. Awaken each day with gratitude and forgiveness. Use these two the way we use oxygen. This path never leads to failure. Even in business. Next Blog By jeff noel Retired Disney Institute Keynote Speaker and Prolific Blogger. Five daily, differently-themed personal blogs (about life's 5 big choices) on five interconnected sites. View all of jeff noel's posts.