When People Hate You For Your Work

Give it enough time, and some will

No matter what you do, some will hate what you do.

They will hate your work, your gait, your pace and everything from your face to your taste.

Some will have good reasons: different flair, different influences — the regular man-made walls of opinions and culture.

Those you should be wary of aren’t them.

Be wary of them who have no reason: them who spew hate because their hearts bleed of it.

Them who have nothing to lose, no name, no fame, no face.

Them who live to destroy.

For they will see that you want nothing but connection; nothing but an acknowledgment of your existence and effort.

Nothing but to be seen as human.

They will find in places you can’t exist, the ways to burn your soul. They will seek loopholes and scuttle through friendship, love, team, and any form of proximity.

You know them. You want to change them.

Do not.

Remember who you exist for, why you’re here, why you do what you do and how you have no time for lost battles.

For there are others waiting for your art. Others who seek your opinion. More who long to hear your story. Many who wish you be enthralled by your soul.

You know them. You know us.

Remember not to engage.

Remember to be human.

Be grateful to see what hate looks like and fight never to be on its side.

Written by

Cameroonian writer and video creator. Featured in LEVEL and P.S. I Love You. I write about building relationships and personal transformation.

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