You can’t make everyone happy.
Don’t try, don’t even think about it, it’s pointless. There will always be someone out there that doesn’t dig your sh*t.
It gets tricky when that ‘someone’ is a person that matters in your life; a friend, family member, or person who has the power to affect the direction you’re heading. You can’t simply say ‘f*ck off’ to these people, but that doesn’t mean you have to put up them if they’re shooting negativity your way.
When folks say things, they reveal much about themselves in it, it’s up to us to pay attention. This is particularly relevant to folks who projecting negativity. They’re really projecting themselves onto you. There’s a large sum of people who give me reasons as why I shouldn’t be pursuing the life I am, and what I do is pay close attention, because they’re painting me a vivid picture as to what’s happening in their minds.
Fears, insecurities, worries can all be projected. Folks that don’t want you to be successful, may not have anything personal against you, but rather don’t want to realize they may have given up to early.
Judgmental folks are revealing themselves in their judgements, pay attention, you’re learn a lot about their character & what they’re really about.
These observations will help you with your future relationships. You’ll be quicker to recognize the Negative Nancys & Positive Petes. You’ll also be able to recognize these qualities in yourself as well. Sometimes we’re Debby Downers to other people. How often do we take the time to reflect if we’re being a good person to others?
The only person you need to make happy is YOU. It’s simplistic, and you need to recognize there are causes & effects to disregarding other people, but those are unavoidable.
Instead of trying to make others happy, make yourself happy & share that happiness with others
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