I was beginning to feel worried, two of my friends were talking about different experiences with rejection and how awful they felt afterwards. They were totally devastated.
Of course I have faced rejection many times and it made me feel like dying and almost ended with many projects I once had. But the reason I was feeling a little worried was that now I really don’t care very much about rejection itself.
When I write something I write for myself, I am not really expecting to reach many readers or sell many books. Of course, when that happens I feel very happy, but when it doesn’t I feel very happy as well. I wrote something that made me feel good and if I share it and other person feels good too, then that is a great bonus! But not my main goal.
When I meet other people I like to enjoy the experience of knowing about their experiences, ideas and concepts. I like to see how they live their lives and I respect and admire the different ways people live them. But if they don’t agree with my points of view, my ideology, ideas and/or concepts, that won’t keep me from sleeping at night either.
I know that sounds like very selfish and probably anti-social for many people, but the truth is, when I left my worries for fitting in the crowds, I gained a lot of freedom. Yes, I know I don’t live alone in a mountain, but I am living more for myself than to please others.
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