I Used to Hate When People Disliked Me. Now, I Welcome It

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Everyone has people who do not like them- you, me, everyone. It isn’t personal (or at least I no longer take it so). It doesn’t mean there’s anything wrong or defective about you. It’s only a part of life. Like is subjective, and not everyone meshes with everyone.

So, why do I welcome being disliked, you ask?

  1. It means I’m doing something right. And making the haters and people doing the disliking feel uncomfortable, insecure, and like fools.
  1. It only shows that I’m true to myself. You stay true to yourself by setting boundaries and not allowing others to invade them. You stand up for your beliefs, your convictions, and, most of all, yourself! You follow your dreams and goals and never let anyone distract you. When you do these things, it makes you a powerhouse. But! It also makes you enemies.

  1. It gives me just another reason to reach success. Who doesn’t love to make supporters proud and enemies jealous? I love seeing my loved ones’ faces light up, and my hater’s faces contort! I feel the love of my friends and get free comedy and entertainment from my enemies. Enemies can motivate you if you let them.

Most people are slaves to approval. They chase it like a starving dog chases a thick, juicy steak.

Once you stop caring what others think and looking for people to like you, you’ll no doubt make quite a few enemies, even bitter ones. But you’ll be amazed at how much freer you feel. Being yourself is the most important thing you can do and frees you from the constraints of society.

When you have people, who dislike or even hate you, you know you’re putting yourself first, and that’s what it’s all about. If you can’t take care of yourself, you won’t be able to properly take care of anyone else, even the ones you love, whenever they need you.

Sadly, it took getting older before I realized the value of having enemies.

0 thoughts on “I Used to Hate When People Disliked Me. Now, I Welcome It

  1. Athira says:

    Nice post👍🏻
    We can’t change anyone, its completely depends upon person.Sometimes they hate, sometimes they dislike..just focus on ourselves.Go ahead with meaningful life.

  2. beyondthought1 says:

    This is one of the most important lessons 2020 and the covid period has made me feel I need to enforce more. This year for me kind of slowed things down and enabled me to see things clearer. I guess with one aim in mind (survival) I’ve been able to clear a lot of stuff that I’ve been needlessly carrying around.

    I decided I’ll be the best version of me and whoever isn’t down with it can move away from my path.

    • cheriewhite says:

      Boy are you right about that! If there’s ever been a year to realize who your friends really are, 2020 is that year. It’s a shame that we’re seemingly no longer allowed to have our own thoughts and opinions. It used to be that we could agree to disagree and even though we didn’t always agree with certain opinions, we respected them and their holders too. But it only goes to show that now, we must work harder than ever to hold on to our beliefs and convictions, to be true to ourselves, and to set boundaries. Thank you so much for your thoughts. They really made me think! 🙂

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