Overcoming Social Media Critics

“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.”

 ~Teddy Roosevelt, speaking at the Sorbonne in 1910.


Grand Rising Everyone...In these critical times I’ve quietly deleted a few Knuckleheads off my friends list...Too much dysfunction...Too many wasting space, only looking to argue and debate nonsense anytime they come through on a post. I LOVE discussions with different perspectives but I check PATTERNS. See, There are plenty of critics on the internet, and in your life. They all want to comment, critique and caterwaul about how poorly you’re doing at some thing. How deficient you are. How lacking. How ignorant you are. How you don’t know this or know that, instead of building upon various perspectives.

 If you’re not careful, you’ll find yourself tangling with them. Arguing. Debating. Wasting your good hours on their bad intentions.

 There is an old saying that goes,

“Don’t wrestle with a pig in the mud. You’ll both get dirty and the pig will just enjoy himself.”

 You always have to remember that your critics don’t count. Period.

 For some reason, they have a meaninglessness in their lives that leads them to find an outlet for their anger, their despair, their angst. Usually it’s on Social Media where they come with that Bullshit.

 Within those Folks, There’s a hole where there should be fulfillment. There’s a pit where there should be friendship. There’s a crack in the wall of their lives that they’re seeking to patch up with your anger, your outrage, your disbelief at the untrue, unfair, unkind things they lob at you. Yes, it is true that misery indeed loves company.

 I usually give them about 3 replies before Disengagement. Sometimes, I give more, but mostly I don’t give them the one thing they need to keep going: My attention.

What I’m saying is You can declare your peace on Social Media Platform. Social Media shouldn’t be a headache. You don’t need to respond to their quibbles, get upset at their slams, or take their knocks seriously. Your critics need YOU to survive. By that I mean that you allow their voices to be relevant. You allow them that space in your life by engaging or even acknowledging their opinions and thoughts on your life, whether it’s substa or not. You have no need to give THEM that at all. 95% of them live at substantially lower levels mentally, physically, emotionally, and financially. Simply ignore ignorance and link with progressives. Never allow them to bring you down to their levels. How on Earth can you truly “Uplift” if you can easily be brought down???

 Your critics don’t count because if they were REALLY the type of productive, positive, Chakra balanced people who could teach you something, they wouldn’t be doing it in an unkind, disrespectful way. The inability to articulate thoughts is intellectual illiteracy.

So, declare your own Freedom from your critics, and spend your time with your family, your friends, and your own good self.

And let your critics wallow in the mud alone or on someone else’s page.

I’m rooting for you.

~H Eddie

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