Potatoes Gon’ Potate

This post is inspired by an incident I saw on Facebook last month, comments I see on YouTube and observing people. Not that I sound like I don’t have anything better to do, haha! But its just there. Simply put, haters are everywhere.

Over the past many years I’ve come across different species of haters, hating on different kinds of things, for different reasons. My acquaintances hating on each other, my friends hating on each other, or on me. I’ve got it all covered. Haha! I don’t really know where I am going with this blog post. But I think as I go on with this, I will get to a point. Like I always do.

I feel obligated to define “hater” before I proceed with my discussion. Unfortunately I do not have any definition of my own, because my perception of a hater covers a wide range of different people, the population is rather fragmented, like I said there are so many different types of haters who hate on different things for different reasons.

The most that I have come across, are those whose main source of hatred comes from jealousy or envy. Followed by ignorance. I actually would like to think that jealousy is the main reason for haters to hate. What do you think? They could be jealous of your success, beauty, power, social status, privileges, wealth and even, happiness. Man oh man, how people get all raged up when they see someone happy.. Or happier (;

While haters express their feelings and opinions to you, attempting to bring you down, in whatever way they could, usually mentally or emotionally – either personally, although commonly via social media. Directly or indirectly. You should never let it get to you.

Why haters won’t go far in life? They’re too busy channeling their energy to bring you down. Too busy comparing their lives with others. Instead of working on their lives to make it better, they strive to be better by bringing others down (or down to their level). In the end, it only makes them feel better. Their life stays the same. Isn’t it silly?

Mind you, negativity won’t take you far. So don’t let their negativity get to you. Its exactly what they want (;

Never wrestle with a pig, you’ll both get dirty, but the pig likes it.

“When I was 5 …

“When I was 5 years old, my mom always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grow up. I wrote down “happy.” They told me I didn’t understand the assignment and I told them they didn’t understand life.”

JOHN LENNON