I'm looking for a word that describes someone who tries to not care about other people's opinions and attempts on being free-spirited (however, being totally care-free about others' opinions is impossible, so I want to know a word that describes the attempt of being free-spirited).
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I believe the best phrase for this is blissfully ignorant.
It means you're ignorant of something, such as other people's opinions, and because of that you are happy/uncaring in a lighthearted way.
in·sou·ci·ant inˈso͞osēənt, adjective
showing a casual lack of concern; indifferent.
"an insouciant shrug"
synonyms: nonchalant, untroubled, unworried, unruffled, unconcerned, indifferent, blasé, heedless, careless;
Maybe some of these are what you're looking for:
Uncaring: not displaying sympathy or concern for others.
Cavalier: showing a lack of proper concern.
Asocial: inconsiderate of or hostile to others.
Apathetic: showing or feeling no interest.
Stoic: of or relating to the school of philosophy founded by Zeno, who taught that people should be free from passion, unmoved by joy or grief, and submit without complaint to unavoidable necessity.
Egoist: a person who is preoccupied with his own interests.
"egocentric" might express the meaning you are looking for I guess