Lately, I've been paying attention to Social Media sites. No, I'm not going to become a compulsive instagrammer! I've been working on material for the radio show recordings, I now have to pay attention to what's trending and share my opinion with our listeners, if they like it or not :)
Social Media sites are interesting and the one part of it that's caught my attention, is the comment section. People get to share their comments on pictures, videos, status update etc.
You know what I realized? Its impossible for everyone to like you.
I know you've heard people say this. Hell, I say it. But the comments in the comment section really taught me that lesson.
I was looking at some blog and it had pictures of celebrities with their families, new hairstyles, new cars and anything else you could think of. So I clicked on a picture of Beyonce and her baby, I thought the picture was cute (I'm not a fan but I can appreciate a mother daughter bonding moment). So I scrolled down to read a few comments and after a couple "Awww, cute!" comments, I started seeing "Uhh, what happened to her baby's hair," "She's not a good singer," "Blue Ivy looks like her damn daddy," "Illuminati!!!"
I was taken aback for a second, I mean, is it that serious? Enjoy the picture and keep it moving. So, I went on to check out other pictures and it was the same thing, Comments that appreciate the person in the picture and then comments criticizing the mess out of the person that's being showcased at the moment.
Then the statement, "Not everyone is going to like you," came to mind. And it made sense. Wouldn't it be liberating to just do what you want (as long as it makes sense) without having to worry about peoples opinion of you. I am sure if you put out the name of someone you think is the definition of perfection, there will be someone who will find fault in what they've done or what they look like.
Its time to disable the comment box in your life. Live your life, follow your dreams... Be you. And if people try to talk down on you, don't let those words resonate in your life. Remember, you have no comment section in your life for "haters" (For the record I hate saying haters! But it seemed appropriate for this message). You're not responsible for making anyone happy. You are responsible for making sure your existence on this earth is a pleasant... so get to it.