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How do you deal with the haters?
I’ve been encountering a handful of people who I’m going to unfortunately have to describe as ‘haters’. According to the Urban Dictionary a hater is:
A person that simply cannot be happy for another person’s success. So rather than be happy they make a point of exposing a flaw in that person.
Hating is different from jealousy because it’s usually involves spreading negative energy around a person’s accomplishments. In essence, haters do not want to be the person that they are hating on.
P. Diddy was the first rapper that I remember use this term in one of his songs around the late ’90s. I was perplexed at the time by the notion of hating, Why would someone hate? What is gained by hating?
After being on the receiving end of some recent “haterism” I totally get were Diddy was coming from when he sang, “You can hate me now, but I won’t stop, You can hate me now, but I won’t stop now…”
On that note, how do you deal with the haters in your professional or personal life? Do you love them, tune them out, or simply keep making moves? Where do you see them in the spectrum — are they insecure or could they be the ultimate fan?