Ever been called a good-for-nothing?
It is not a good feeling. Nobody likes it. But everyone has been called that at some point in their lives – either to their face or behind their back.
It is human nature to oppose something if it doesn’t have (apparent) benefits to us. No wonder we thrive in this age of instant gratification.
But this has also made humans easily distracted, and rarely concerned about the feelings of others.
How do we deal with the naysayers all around us? By focusing only on the message. Not the emotion. Take the feedback if relevant. Otherwise ignore.
Think movies. If a character gets rebuked on-scene, does it affect the actor playing the role? Not in the slightest!
Each one of us is starring in a movie called Life. And we each are good-for-something, if not for everything.
And that is good enough.