What if someone despises me? Let them see to it. But I will see to it that I won’t be found doing or saying anything contemptible. What if someone hates me? Let them see to that. But I will see to it that I’m kind and good-natured to all, and prepared to show even the hater where they went wrong. Not in a critical way, or to show off my patience, but genuinely and usefully.”
Marcus Aurelius, Meditations, 11.13
Truth be told, I’m too busy thinking about what I’m thinking about. I really don’t want to go down the rabbit hole of thinking about what other people are thinking about... even if who they're thinking about is me.
It’s a bother, really.
Just be good. Do good. Spread good in the world. Remember, you’ve no control over others’ opinions of you. After all…
…haters gonna hate.
(See y’all tomorrow)