The Constant Critic
Controversy is a last resort for the talentless.
Be so good they can’t ignore you. When things are like hunky dory, every enemy comes in the name of friend, but when things are twisted like turmoil, every friendly enemy shows you their color. Be worried if you always flock in the company of people who peel off other people’s skins with their teeth in their absence. A time will come when they’ll try to pick a bite on you too. Only a demon would prevent a person from saving lives or fulfilling their life mission. There is no reasoning with the devil. Stand with pride because your heart is filled with the goodness of helping others, while theirs is filled with helping themselves. If a lion turned every time small dogs barked at it, it would be the laughing stock of the jungle.
When enemies, the intellect and the heart only see one another as the hater and the fool. Life feels like a game of Snakes and Ladders, but without any ladders. Sometimes people aren’t hating on you. Because they feel a certain way about themselves, they just don’t know how to be happy for you. Some of the people who hate me love some of the sentences that I have written, until they get to the name of the person to whom the sentences are attributed. Hate corrodes the fibrous material of the self. The presence or absence of the emotions of love and hate acts a catalytic accelerant upon the essential fullness, content, and continuity of the developing self. Never let hatred give you an escort. It will drag your attention from all fortunes along the way. Never deny others their right to criticize or to hate you, and yourself your right to ignore them.
Hater” and “hate” are used when no critical thought can be formed. We can definitely do better. My parents taught me that there is a difference between being a hater and being ignorant. Being a hater implies you understand the principle in question, while being ignorant implies that you do not understand the principle in question, and therefore, have no right to critique. Being a hater is a measurement of cowardice. You must thrive to flood the nose and mouth of those who hate you and can’t wait to see you fail. You can’t work with people you hate and succeed. At least, you won’t get the optimum of what you would have obtained when you work with people you love.
Among men, it seems, historically at any rate, the processes of coordination and disintegration follow each other with great regularity, and the index of the coordination is the measure of the disintegration which follows. There is no mob like a group of well-drilled soldiers when they have thrown off their discipline. And there is no lostness like that which comes to a man when a perfect and certain pattern has dissolved about him. There is no hater like one who has greatly loved. If a friend starts behaving silly because you bother him so much, don’t worry, you’re not the first person, he has got a sting in his stomach, an hunger that causes an epidemic hatred. The only thing more frustrating than slanderers is those foolish enough to listen to them.
Save your skin from the corrosive acids from the mouths of toxic people. Someone who just helped you to speak evil about another person can later help another person to speak evil about you. There are two circumstances that lead to arrogance: one is when you’re wrong and you can’t face it; the other is when you’re right and nobody else can face it. Protect your good image from the eyes of negative viewers, who may look at your good appearance with an ugly fiendish eye, and ruin your positive qualities with their chemical infested tongues. Most haters are stuck in a poisonous mental prison of jealousy and self-doubt that blinds them to their own potentiality. Those who pray for your downfall are concentrating negative thoughts towards you, without taking cognizance of the slippery ground in which they are standing, which could lead to their downfall. There will always be haters. And the more you grow the more they hate; the more they hate the more you grow.
Your biggest critic and hater is likely yourself. Give yourself a hug