Psychotherapist Meg Schneider explains in The Huffington Post why college students — still so insecure — shouldn’t worry about looking lame when they have to eat alone in the cafeteria:
Fact is everyone is much more worried about what others are thinking about them. Most kids won’t notice what you’re doing. Last time you sat by yourself did you really notice what anyone else was up to? Probably not. You were too caught up in yourself. That’s how most people are.
It’s not easy or fun eating alone, but try not to attach so much meaning to the event.
I really had no idea this was still a problem.