Do you care, does it matter, do you think about what others think of you? Of course it does, yes you do, because whether we want to admit it or not all of us desire the acceptance, approval and praise of others.
Yet, what is the real issue here with needing and desiring such approval? If it is bad, what is the most damaging thing about such desires and why is it bad? Is it possible that instead of pushing us forward that it has the opposite effect?