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It’s easy to get anonymous people to hate you. Have an opinion. Be creative. Be yourself.
But sometimes it gets worse. I’ve had death threats, legal threats, I’ve lost friends, even family, over things I’ve written. I’ve lost the respect of many I still respect. Articles get written then people hate me even more.
A hater can be anyone. A family member, a friend, a colleague, a teacher, a boss, or some random person you meet on the street or the Internet. People who were friends forever can suddenly be haters. You HAVE to have the tools to deal with it.
It always feels miserable. I am never cavalier about it.
I wanted to like these people in some cases. 20 year friendships. Friends I thought I would have forever. Now… gone.
Most haters are just invisible, anonymous, just trying to get in your head because that’s THEIR particular method of having a human connection.
Here's what I do about it...