Today, a clear distinction from the writings of Tim Ferris on dealing with haters. Haters being those people that don’t believe in what you believe in.
“Living well is the best revenge.” – George Herbert:
“Robustness is when you care more about the few who like your work than the multitude who hates it (artists); fragility is when you care more about the few who hate your work than the multitude who loves it (politicians).
To me, an essence of being robust is to continue to dare to think differently, to not follow the status quo because everyone else does, and to work diligently to do the right thing and not just do a few things right to fit in.
Remain open to many perspectives and continue to learn. However, care most about those persons that believe in what you believe in. You’ll live well and with good conscience as a result of your robust decisions and convictions with others.
Chose to be robust.