Sometimes you have to say what’s the point? Shrug. Move on. There’s really no point in trying to convince the unconvinceable. Did I just make up a word? Some people just want a target. Some people just want to hate somebody. They are filled with undirected anger. And, that is just not my problem.
A long time ago, a network peer wtote a letter about me complaining that I was unpredictable. They wanted me to tow the party line. Silly them. I’m a taurus. I’m a South Bronx girl. I’m resilient. I am a data person. Want to understand me? Follow the data.
Ugly words. Lies. Purposeful misunderstanding. None of that will faze me. I’ve been through the fire. You want to misunderstand me? Go right ahead. I know I have ethical standards. Most who wish to musunderstand, do not. They are opportunists.
In your own lives don’t falter. Don’t be cowed by those who have no way to gain personal insight. People who just go by the surface, won’t dig deep. They don’t have the capacity.
This all may sound angry. But I’m not. I’m good. I know where I stand. I know my moral compass. I am compassionate but won’t be abused. Being secure in one’s skin, is a good thing. But first, always check yourself. Know yourself. If you don’t, go on a date with yourself and be inquisitive and curious. Be open. And, you will find not only your armor, but also your podium.