How To Deal With People’s Negative Opinions?
“It is best that we strive to create clarity as to what we are doing and why we are doing it. If this clarity arrives within us, other people’s opinions will not matter.”
Namaskaram Mithali. People have their opinions about everything, but why should it matter to you or anyone? Their opinions will matter to us only when we are not very clear about what we are doing. Instead of trying to battle with others’ opinions, it is best that we strive to create clarity as to what we are doing and why we are doing it. If this clarity arrives within us, other people’s opinions will not matter.
People will always have opinions about us, and that is their right. As the Kannada saint Akka Mahadevi said, “You built a house in the mountains and the jungle, but now you are afraid of the animals–you should not have been there. You built a home in the marketplace, and you are afraid of the noises of the marketplace–that is not the right place for you to be.”
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