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Regarding the thread, I guess, Ignoring things and people that are not worth our time is nothing wrong. I often say to myself to be and remain like an elephant who despite of having big ears, does not listen what is unimportant and keeps walking as if nothing happened. His plans and actions seem unstoppable.
Also, I often calm down people who get upset when other put ugly remarks on them, by saying something like, 'Haven't you heard that song, kuch toh log kahenge, logon ka kaam hai kehna? Woh kya kya kehte hain, agar yeh bhi hum sochenge, toh phir log kya sochenge? *smiling face*' (People will keep on saying something against us, because they have nothing else to do... What do they say, should not be what we should care about...if we will care of that as well, then what will be left for these people to think?). My examples and dialogues keep changing, but my point is always the same, let's not care about the negativity they shoot from mouth.
I agree with the author here... In fact, while it seems difficult, we should always make efforts to be immune to all kinds of negativity. Good changes, calm attitude, peaceful mind, serving heart and positive thoughts really helps us to grow well in our lives.
"Your value does not decrease based on someone's inability to see your worth"