You ever had one of those weeks where shit just seems to be against you? Well that’s been me recently. Well I should clarify, it’s not things being against me, as much as people. Nameless, faceless people who lack the conviction or fortitude to say things to my face and so whisper in the dark.
For a while I was kinda tripping out about it, after all no one likes being hated on do they? But when you think about it, there are two types of people that get hated on. There are people, say a hate preacher or something like that, who people hate on for justifiable reasons and then there are people that get hated on for no real reason. Maybe they are just different or maybe they put themselves out there and some people don’t like it. Now seeing as I only ever try and be positive (I get the irony of saying that when I’m writing a post like this!) I’m going to assume if someone has a problem with me it’s the second one.
Now if you have people hating on you and it’s getting to you, let me give you some advice that I reminded myself about this week. Haters are irrelevant. Most of the time they are boring people with nothing going on in their own lives so need to talk about your life. Plus, they’re cowards. The amount of times I’ve heard some chump has slagged me off behind my back knowing full well they would never have the conviction to say it to my face is unreal. But ask yourself this; do lions lose sleep over the opinions of sheep? Why should you, a person who is making moves and putting yourself out there to make things happen give even the slightest bit of thought to what these empty shells are saying about you? Are you being true to yourself? Are you using your positivity to help yourself and others? If so then you have already rendered them and their opinions redundant.
So in closing, I advise that you do what I do. Rise above it. I’m reminded of a T.E Lawrence quote that goes;
All men dream, but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds, wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act on their dreams with open eyes, to make them possible.
So if you’re someone that actually has the drive to go after your dreams, or to be the type of person who is comfortable enough with yourself to not need to drag other people down in order to build yourself up, then simply rise above it. Rise above the petty stuff. Let them hate. Let them whisper. Let them watch. Eventually they won’t even be footnotes on the story of your life.
And to any faceless and cowardly hater in my life, I simply say this. You will not diminish me. Nor silence me. Because you don’t matter. I nothing you. At least until the day you want to come to my face. And on that day…well whats the saying again? Oh yeah.
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