Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Here are my two steps to quit worrying about people

1. I think of a hero of mine, someone I respect, admire, think of often.

2. I remember that that person was also reviled by countless others. Sometimes more reviled than loved.

In fact, I can't think of a single person I admire who didn't also put up with a lot of nonsense and worse. Not one. Famous, not famous, religious icon, everyday hero, scientific pioneer, they all had to deal. It's a liberating and an exasperating thing to think about.

And it works! I have to do it often, but it always frees up my thinking.

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