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Confused Admirers

01.28.2012

“Haters are confused admirers who cannot understand why everybody loves you” – Paulo Coelho

Yes, haters. I don’t understand them. And with the Internet, it’s so easy for haters to be mean. Behind the “safety” of a computer and an anonymous name, it’s easy to be negative, critical, and all around mean, just for the sake of criticizing someone or something.

I was reading this great blog post by Young House Love and how they deal with criticism. I love how Sherry says that she tries to look at them from a place of love. Considering their situation. And being compassionate.

I loved this advice. Because it doesn’t do any good to get upset over a comment from someone I don’t know and who doesn’t know me. And really, instead of get all up in arms about how much haters annoy me or are terrible people, instead, I don’t let it get to me. I think about them, and what their situation must be that they are willing to take the time to cut someone down. Positive comments and affirmation are great for self-confidence, however, all it takes is one mean or negative comment to ruin your day. At least, that’s how I feel.

And plus, if this criticism is coming from a source that is not important to me – my husband, my parents, my sister, or closest family and friends, then really, I don’t need to worry about it. Because those people know me, and they can call me out on something if I’m being ridiculous or out of line, and I can evaluate. But anonymous people? No worries.

I found this on Pinterest yesterday, and found the print on Etsy by Life’s a Journal.

Haters are confused admirers

Available on Etsy from Life’s a Journal

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