13187: You Might Want To Listen To What Jodi Picoult Has To Say

Hey there, hero!

This episode is a simple reminder that some data is visible, and some data is hidden.

You likely know who your haters are – and you might not know how many people love you.

Is this something you might be missing on a fairly regular basis? The people who love you for who you are, as opposed to those who don’t? Let me know your thoughts in the comments below.

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  1. Thank you for this! A crucial reminder.

    Makes all the sense in the world when viewed through an evolutionary lens: of course we’d by hyper vigilant about criticism—getting kicked out of the tribe used to mean certain death.

    You touched on something huge, too, when you described the haters hating on something *they perceive* us doing “wrong.” It’s all just opinion…

    … and more often than not, that opinion is based on incomplete and biased information (and frequently coming from a place of low self-worth).

    Happy, self-actualizing people aren’t sitting on their phones tapping out hate comments on the Internet. They’re too busy doing The Work!

  2. This video immediately made me think of a person I know, who I’ve considered a friend for most of my life, who I’ve only interacted with through text and email in recent years. In those interactions he’s shown nothing but bitterness and resentment toward me. I get the impression that he has an unhealthy definition of friendship and I’ve dared to not live up to his expectations in that regard, so all I get is negativity from him. I think about this far too often, when, in fact, so many other people treat me so well, people who seem to have healthy definitions of friendship. But I have a hard time not thinking of the one person who has nothing good to say about me.

  3. In the Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz the 2nd agreement states : ” Don’t take anything personally.” For him, that means the good as well as the bad.
    It’s interesting that, when I direct, I caution actors to not judge the character they are playing as you cannot effectively play someone you judge. In truth, everyone is just trying to get their needs met by any way they deem necessary. It’s those of us on the outside that judge it a good or bad thing.
    I often give good advice, that I forget to apply to myself. Thank you, as always, for the timely perspective.