The Single Woman’s Dash of Sass: Why the Best Response is No Response
Quote of the Day:
“Ignore the swine…so many others desperately need your pearls!” ~Sherri Shepherd
The Single Woman Says:
When you’re a passionate person, there is always going to be someone to disagree with you and to tell you that you’re wrong. It just comes with the territory of being someone with an opinion and a mind and a platform. But here’s the good news: If you’re making people talk, you must be doing something right!
Anyone can sit silently, without ever speaking up or expressing an opinion from fear of being shot down or criticized or even bullied for having an opinion that differs from the norm. But it takes someone very brave and bold to speak up anyway. When you are a leader, prepare to often be judged by the pack. You’ve gotta learn how to pick your battles. Every moment spent waging war against small minds is another moment taken away from your BIG destiny. And it’s simply not worth it. I love the quote from the fabulous Sherri Shepherd above, which is inspired by the quote from the Bible: “Do not give what is holy to dogs, and do not throw your pearls before swine, or they will trample them under their feet, and turn and tear you to pieces.” ~Matthew 7:6
The gist of that quote is this: Refuse to give the haters and the critics and the angry voices of the world a platform by dignifying their nonsense with a response. Stay firmly on the high road and don’t stoop to their level. Guard your gifts and your talents and your time for the treasures that they are and don’t allow anyone to seduce you into getting down into the mud with them. 99% of the time, the best response is no response. Speak your piece and don’t allow anyone to intimidate you out of your opinion, but then be secure enough in that opinion to refrain from endlessly defending it. Intelligence and passion and greatness will never need to be defended or explained – it simply IS.