To avoid criticism say nothing, do nothing, and be nothing.
I am really sorry but you will be criticized in your life. If you’re planning to do something different there will be people mocking, criticizing and hating you. This is the way of the world.
Some people will never be satisfied. No matter what you do it will be either too much or too little.
This guy’s a big phony. He hangs his clothes out to dry. Big fucking deal.
— David Gibson (@DavidGi90745159) May 29, 2017
Learning from criticism
When I lived in Russia I heard these a lot, “Don’t stand out. Be like everyone!” or “You have nothing to do or what?“
As soon as you start doing something different with your life, as soon as you start spreading the word, you will be attacked by critics. You’re a lucky person if the only critics you receive is the constructive one from your family and friends. At least these people have your best interest at heart. But even this can be painful and overwhelming too.
We are all different, and for some weird reasons I can easily deal with criticism coming from my friends and family. Maybe it is a sign of maturity.
You will be criticized and hated by people you have never heard about. Sometimes, even your friends and family get in on the action.
It’s easier, at least for me, to deal with those who have your best interest at heart. And I didn’t say it’s easy. I said it’s easier. Continue reading