Love The Haters

There will be haters, doubters and non-believers. And there will be you proving them wrong -Anon

If you are pleasing 100% of the people, you’re doing something wrong. In your life pursuits, you will inevitably piss someone off. Congratulations. You stood for something. You made a choice. You maintained a stance. You weren’t swayed by the opinion of others.

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You need haters. You need the non-believers. You need the doubters.

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Why, you ask?

Fuel for the fire. Motivation. To prove them wrong. To show them it can be done. To prove to yourself that the only person that really matters is you. The best test of your own mettle is plugging forward when its nothing but an uphill battle. Nothing worthwhile was ever easy. If it was easy, everyone would be doing it. Get hit hard and keep moving.

So.

Thank you to all the haters, the past, the present and those who haven’t met me. It’s because of you that I keep pushing forward. I aim to make a difference while I’m here.

 

 

What will your verse be??

▶ Apple – iPad Air – TV Ad – Your Verse – YouTube.

We don’t read and write poetry because it’s cute. We read and write poetry because we are members of the human race. And the human race is filled with passion. And medicine, law, business, engineering – these are noble pursuits and necessary to sustain life. But poetry, beauty, romance, love – these are what we stay alive for.

To quote from Whitman,

“O me, O life of the questions of these recurring. Of the endless trains of the faithless. Of cities filled with the foolish. What good amid these, O me, O life? Answer: that you are here. That life exists and identity. That the powerful play goes on, and you may contribute a verse.”

    “That the powerful play goes on, and you may contribute a verse.”

    What will your verse be?

I of course am a die-hard “Dead Poet’s Society” movie fanatic, and when I saw the latest iPad Air commercial that featured a snippet from the movie I was quite excited.

Here’s the original clip from the movie:

How does this not MOVE you?

 
Reference: | TIME.com http://business.time.com/2014/01/13/apples-latest-ad-is-probably-going-to-give-you-chills/#ixzz2qfvH8xK9