There are a lot of haters out there. Especially on the internet. Haters fester behind screen names and Twitter handles and relative anonymity. Anyone with a warped perspective and an IP address can lob rhetorical grenades in character-controlled settings, on message boards, comment fields, you name it. If it can be hated on, it’s bound to be trashed.
Now, I know what you’re thinking. Ignore the haters. Take the high road. Use their words of degradation as fuel, as motivation.
That’s all well and good, but seriously? F**k that. You can say it all you want. Say all the right things. Pretend it’s no big deal. But you know what? If someone was hating on you like that to your face, you’d probably pop ’em in the jaw. And they’d deserve it, too.
Think about it. How many times have you watched a movie where the protagonist spent much of the story getting picked on, only to have his one shot at vengeful glory go unrequited because he was the bigger man? How did you feel when he walked away from that moment of redemption? I’ll tell you how I felt. I felt cheated. Because I’d watched this guy get bullied throughout the entire freakin’ film and now here he is with a chance to deck his mortal enemy and he’s walking away. WHAT ARE YOU DOING, DUDE?! EQUALIZE HIS ASS! NO ONE WILL BLAME YOU! THIS IS YOUR CHANCE! THIS IS YOUR EFFING CHANCE! AAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHH!!!!