At some point you just have to set your standard and go with what you want regardless of how many people say you are wrong. You will never please every one. Someone is always going to say you are wrong. I’ve come across 3 types of common critical persons. 1. Some think that money is their measure of success. They are extremely into money. If you are not making money they think that you are wrong and unsuccessful. That is a standard that they have set for themselves and criticize others for not wanting the same.
2. Some people focus on doing for others and helping the needy. That’s their measure of success. That’s their standard of living. If they spend time in a homeless shelter volunteering, they feel successful. If they spend time helping the elderly, they feel successful. They’ve set that as a standard for themselves. If they spend the rest of their lives teaching children to learn, they will be fulfilled.
3. Many people are into notoriety, fame, and prestige. They feel it is necessary to be famous. But some run away from fame. They hate it. Instead they look for anonymity and freedom from responsibility. What’s funny about this is that some people have set a standard and set specific boundaries and exceptions. For instance, there are many people who are famous online, but anonymous in their neighborhood and home town. There is this level of freedom that they enjoy.
You have to set your own standards and acknowledge what is important to you. Assess yourself. What do you really want. Ignore the negative chatter of others who say you are wrong. They are saying that because they have defined what is important to them and they have set a standard for themselves. There are many people in your life and each of them have their own view. You just can’t please everyone. So no matter what you set as a standard for yourself, someone is going to tell you that you are wrong. Therefore, expect criticism.
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