Why I Respond To Haters, And Why You Should Too

Tom Kuegler
Jan 1, 2018 · 5 min read
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I’m really giving ya’ll a lot of ammunition, aren’t I?

Haters Have Pissed Me Off Lately

For some reason or another, I’ve managed to attract my fair share of haters lately.

Maybe it’s because I’m legitimately saying shit that people SHOULD be taking offense at?

Then again, all I’ve been talking about is how to improve as a writer, and how traveling changed my life.

Wrong

Apparently I’m not authentic.

Your Haters Are Right

Even though I hate to admit this, many times your “haters” are right.

Your Haters Will Help You Grow

My definition of a “hater” is simple..

I’m getting carried away (Haters: let me know about that in the comments).

Anyway, how many people are that honest with you in real life?

One thing’s for sure, haters will help you grow by telling you shit nobody has the guts to tell you.

Why We Should Engage With Haters

Engaging with haters is like debate.

We’re holding on to our rebuttals like a safety net.

No. Put them out there. Let the world see — and if the world shits on you, then that’s just making you better in the end.

But we still need respect. Sometimes it’s not somebody’s fault that they’re ignorant. Sometimes it’s their parent’s fault, or their teacher’s fault, or whatever else.

Let’s try to be a little more cognizant of that.

In The End, This Is How You Transcend The Haters

There are some people online that act like jackasses 99% of the time.

In the end you’re the one who “won.”

You learned something new, and you engaged with someone like an adult instead of a child.

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Tom Kuegler

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Vlogger. Travel blogger. 27 years old. Currently in the Philippines. Get my free 5-day Medium course via email → https://bit.ly/35yyIIu

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A network of business & tech podcasts designed to accelerate learning. Selected as “Best of 2018” by Apple. Mission.org

Tom Kuegler

Written by

Vlogger. Travel blogger. 27 years old. Currently in the Philippines. Get my free 5-day Medium course via email → https://bit.ly/35yyIIu

Mission.org

A network of business & tech podcasts designed to accelerate learning. Selected as “Best of 2018” by Apple. Mission.org

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