It never used to be much of a problem but in the past few years, so many of us have gone online and put much of our personal lives ‘out there’ via various social media sites. This immediately introduces the issue of polarization because, no matter what you say or do, somebody will either disagree or hate you for it.
If you make a big success of your life, somebody will hate you for it. If you wind up broke and depressed, somebody will hate you for it. You will be hated for your religious beliefs, color of your skin or where you live. So, let’s just agree to agree that you can’t win in some peoples eyes.
So this leaves us with a choice. Do we have to justify our life and life choices to others, do we have to spend our valuable time convincing them that we are right to have done what we did or think what we think? I’d say not. I’ve spent too many hours arguing my point online, backing up my opinion with facts and case studies but what is the point? I’ve tried to explain to the guy on benefits that we both had the same chances but I worked my ass off, read 1000 books and took massive action to get where I am now but will he really hear me? I think you know the answer.
So we come to my point. Forget trying to justify anything to anyone. As Tony Robbins says, “Never argue or explain.”