As a child, I cared about everyone and everything, regardless of who cared about me. I cared about what other people thought of me, so much so that I became influenced by their suggestions, even though their suggestions weren’t always right for me.
I’d speak and say things to please and gave no consideration to my own voice. I cared too much about doing the right thing. In hindsight, I should have cared more about myself. Now I think differently.
By all means care for others, but put yourself first. Try what you want to try. Stop concerning yourself about the things you can’t control and take control of the things you can.
Stop worrying about the mistakes you make. Mistakes teach us important lessons about ourselves and about life. The biggest mistake most of us make is not doing anything, because we’re afraid of getting it wrong.
Experiences teach us who we should care about. You’ll know when it’s right to care, because you will see others care about you. Your efforts will be reciprocated.