I have dealt with assholes my whole life. (Haven’t we all?!) But I am a very introverted person sometimes, and I have a hard time calling people on their shit. I am a bartender and all too often have had asshole customers that you just have to suck it up and ignore them.
However – as a mom, a wife, and an adult growing my own business and brand, it has changed my perspective. I am used to biting my tongue and being the bigger person, and that probably won’t change.
When you are a good person with a good heart, it makes you a target. There are wolves in this world who seek you out and may mistake your innocence for that of a sheep. It’s time to let you in on my little secret; we are not sheep. We are simply good people with good hearts and good intentions. And we cannot be broken down by nasty people and their negative vibes.
There will always be assholes in this world. It is our job to stay strong. Let the assholes be assholes. Stay positive. Show your children these people as an example of how not to live. Bite your tongue, not because you are weak or scared, but because you are better than them. Do not envy these people, pity them. Karma is a real bitch, let her take care of their fate.
You are golden and there is nobody who can take that from you without your permission. High school really wasn’t thaaaaaat long ago, so sometimes it can seem so easy to resort to the trash talk and gossip, but we are better than that. When we start encouraging each other and working together, amazing things can happen. The best way to get your revenge on the people who try to tear you down, is to simply rise up. Build yourself up bigger than ever before. Start your own business, follow your dreams, build your family. But do not fall at the words of people lesser than you. If they are talking behind your back, that means you are already ahead of them.
Let the assholes be assholes. You just keep doing your thing!