Don’t fuss and drive yourself crazy over someone who dislikes you, or even hates you. Instead of consuming their hate, simply embrace it, and let it flow off your back and out of your ears. Life isn’t about fighting every person who doesn’t like you, it’s about surrounding yourself with those who do, and focusing on the good, not the bad. So hate me, stare me down, laugh at me, talk behind my back, because at the end of the day, I stay true to who I am, and that is someone who just doesn’t give a damn.
“But what is certain is that in five, ten or twenty years, this problem unique to our time, according to him, will no longer exist, it will be replaced by others…Yet this music, the sound of this rain on the windows, the great mournful creaking of the cedar tree in the garden outside, this moment, so tender, so strange in the middle of war, this will never change, not this, this is forever.” —Irène Némirovsky