I finally figured out the difference!
You know all of those years that people told me to stop caring about what "other" people think and how I never listened... Well, it was because I did not like the alternative. I took it as they wanted me to stop caring about other people and I knew I did not want to turn into that person. But no, what you should truly do is...
Try not to let what people think take away from who you are and who you want to be, but remember to stay aware and open to how they feel.
Yes, I think that is it.