On dealing with critics

At some point in your journey, you will meet a critic. Someone who decides it’s their duty to attempt to knock you down (usually for reasons unknown to you and because of their own insecurities). It’s as certain as gravity.

When it happens, consider doing two things:

  1. Lookup your all time favourite book on Amazon, and read the 1-star reviews. The Harry Potter series, for example, has thousands of them despite being a #1 best seller. Thousands! Turns out you’re not alone.
  2. Remind yourself of what George Herbert once wrote:

“Living well is the best revenge.”