This archived article was written by: Jasmine Petit
I grew up in the ghetto; everyday was a struggle to survive. I learned a long time ago that people are bad, they will hurt you. Since I have been in Utah, I noticed people live in a bubble. They think the world is a place filled with unicorns and rainbows, it’s not. The world is a dangerous place that will chew you up and spit you out if you do not know how to defend yourself.
Albert Einstein said, “The world is a dangerous place to live; not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don’t do anything about it.”
If you are wondering how to defend yourself it is simple, speak up and stop sugar coating what you say. Stop being afraid to piss people off, so what if people hate you. Guess what, not everyone is going to like you. It does not matter if people do not like you because you will not see those people again after a couple of years. They will go on with their lives and you will go on with yours.
Albert Ellis said, “By not caring too much about what people think, I’m able to think for myself and propagate ideas which are very often unpopular. And I succeed.”
Stop spending your life worrying about what other people are doing, your life is passing you by and you do not amount to anything. Then you cry about how you never got to do all the things that you wanted to do and why? Because you were too worried about what someone else was doing.
“A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life,” said James Allen. Charles Darwin said, “A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life.” Mark Twain said, “Don’t go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first.”
Mind your own business, the only person that you can control is yourself so stop worrying about what people think of you. People do not like you for one of two reasons: either they are jealous or have nothing better to do then pay attention to what you are doing and make comments about how they do not like it.
Wiki says, “Mind your own business” is a common English saying that asks for a respect of other people’s privacy. It can mean that a person should stop meddling in what does not concern that person, attend personal affairs of others instead of your own.