"If you want to improve, be content- to be thought foolish and stupid." -Epictetus-
Some excellent Greek wisdom from 20 centuries back(yes 2000 years ago). Epictetus nails this on the head and sadly, it's just what most people do.
If you try to change, or better, or improve, people who don't want to go with you on that journey will criticize. It's uncomfortable for them. It's challenging, it's out of their groove zone, their regular, mundane day to day routine. And God forbid, it's something new and visionary, people will think you've flown flat off your rocker.
But know this--Anyone striving for betterment, improvement, learning, growth and progress is heading for positive territory. Don't listen to the naysayers. Do what YOU have to do, to advance yourself. It's the stuff and substance life is made of.
Ironically once you've stuck it out a bit, some of the boo birds will come around to your 'crazy way' of thinking or doing. And the others...well they'll just have to stay in their little comfort bubble and keep missing out on all that life has to offer. It's a big juicy world out there, with plenty to experiment and explore.
That's my view..what say you?
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