I get a lot of email from this blog, many of it encouraging/interesting/thought-provoking, some of it not. Today is a great example. This morning I got a nice email from a fellow who’s going across the country on a grant for the Young Americans Project: Exploring America’s Future. This evening I received a few emails from a "Jacob," who spent 45 minutes leaving lengthy comments on a few posts…basically ripping into me. I particularly enjoyed:
" i dont even know you and for some reason i just want to take those glasses off your face, stamp on them 7 times and place them back on your face and walk away….the only thing sadder then that is going to be the look on your face when you suddenly wake up and realize that you have lived your entire life wrong and while you were busy reading books so you can feel smarter then everyone else, you shoulda been out being normal. normal is normal for a reason: because it is good. you are not good."
My advice to Jacob? Go read some Mike Tyson quotes to take your attacks on me to the next level.
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Jacob doesn’t seem too normal himself.
Don’t worry about it. I’m surprised you waste your time even bothering to write about people like that. A lot of successful people are highly criticized. Lindsey Lohan was highly criticized in high school.
I always think it’s weird when people who waste their time wasting other
people’s time with crap like this get all high and mighty about how they
have “real lives” and are “doing stuff.” Like spending lots of time
trying to find ways to post irritating drivel on someone else’s blog.
LOL! There’s definitely passion in Jacob’s statements there.
As they say, some people are going to love you and the rest are going to go apeshit. Jacob, quite clearly, is part of that latter group.
Plenty of stories I could tell you of the people who have gone uber apeshit all over me. I think it strengthened me for the future.
Just remember, “Those who matter don’t mind and those who mind don’t matter.”