That’s the Gods’ honest truth! Once I aged enough and gained enough experience to stop giving a shit about other people’s opinions – right or wrong – about me, my stress reduced, my success increased, and my life got measurably better. And, once I became wise enough to realize that my detractors were both the enemy and unworthy of my respect – beyond respecting their capacity and propensity to do harm, I fully stopped allowing their opinions of me to affect me in any internal manner.
Of course, this is all and only a matter of not giving the enemy the hand-out of power over my self. It’s very much not the platonic ideal of iconoclasm and free thought. It can’t be; not so long as the Democrats and their ilk are so ready to act upon their opinions and to do so in ways designed to cause as much harm to Americans as they can without risking themselves.