How To Deal With Haters

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Hi Warriors!

Recently I read a thread asking why there is so much hate online. I thought this story would be helpful. It's not my story... but it gets the point across.
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One day I hopped in a taxi and we took off for the airport. We were driving in the right lane when suddenly a black car jumped out of a parking space right in front of us.

My taxi driver slammed on his brakes, skidded, and missed the other car by just inches!The driver of the other car whipped his head around and started yelling at us!

My taxi driver just smiled and waved at the guy. And I mean, really friendly. So I asked, "Why did you just do that? This guy almost ruined your car and sent us to the hospital!"

This is when my taxi driver taught me what I now call, "The Law of the Garbage Truck."

He explained that many people are like garbage trucks. They run around full of garbage (frustration, anger, and disappointment, etc.). As their garbage piles up, they need a place to dump it and sometimes they'll dump it on you.

Don't take it personally. Just smile, wave, wish them well, and move on. Don't take their garbage and spread it to other people at work, at home, or on the streets.

The bottom line is that successful people do not let garbage trucks take over their day. Life's too short to wake up in the morning with regrets, so... love the people who treat you right & pray for the ones who don't.

Life is ten percent what you make it and ninety percent how you take it!
Have a blessed, garbage-free day.
#deal #haters
  • Profile picture of the author mfuji55
    Wow, very philosophical cab driver, so true so many people suffering in quiet desperation, but you're right, it's how we deal with stuff that is the most important thing, why let their pain ruin our day?
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  • Arun, like I have said before, "there's nothing like a good story to convey your message."

    Good job, great story with just the right point of view concerning "haters". Everyone deserves the ability to post without severe criticism or harassment. No one wants to be made to feel small.

    I like the idea of giving value and lifting everyone's spirits up. Nice helpful thread.

    LLS
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    • Profile picture of the author Jennn
      LOVED your story...it reminded me of this quote

      A bad attitude is like a flat tire. If you don't change it, you'll never go anywhere.
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  • Profile picture of the author Bhekizwe
    Thanks for sharing
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  • Profile picture of the author MrArr
    who totally enjoyed that story.. and good point.
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  • Profile picture of the author James Fame
    Insightful post, OP!

    What we also fail to realize is that we often let our own "hate" devour us, and affect everyone around us. Everyone has their own worries - sometimes, the emotional pressure i just too much, and they want to find a place to vent it out.

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  • Profile picture of the author tashrif
    I would have thanked if i could

    You just made me smile and made my day
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  • Profile picture of the author Young Gun
    I think the world is just full of a few select dumps, not just garbage trucks.
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  • Profile picture of the author jay walters
    I love the story. Very wise response from a wise taxi driver. You can chose either to be angry or not, what he did is worth emulating.
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  • Profile picture of the author KnightOnboard
    Easy...Just ignore the haters.
    You can choose to act or react of theirs action. That is our choice.
    If you react they win and if you act you win.
    Acting is a choice, reacting is not a choice.
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  • Profile picture of the author emelef
    You can only control yourself. I find haters really funny, where do they get the energy for it. Besides, you should feel sorry for them because they are unhappy, angry and miserable . You know they old saying.. misery loves company!
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    • Profile picture of the author trader909
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      Originally Posted by emelef View Post

      You can only control yourself. I find haters really funny, where do they get the energy for it. Besides, you should feel sorry for them because they are unhappy, angry and miserable . You know they old saying.. misery loves company!
      i do find it funny...they seem to love spending countless hours writing poison.
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  • Profile picture of the author kenzo22
    Those "haters" do this just because to throw the negative emotions they get fro their lifes. They hate everyone who reached something in any aspect of life. It's quite sad for me because they can't find the way to motivate themselves and change something in their lifes. They'd rather make other people feel bad as they feel inside. When I meet haters, I feel sorry for them and totally ignore them.
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      • Profile picture of the author MissTerraK
        That taxi driver was a very wise man regarding having a positive attitude.

        My dad taught me a long time ago that the only difference between a good day and a bad day is your attitude.

        I have always believed that having a bad attitude can literally impede love, blessings and destiny from finding you. If you have a bad attitude, then you are the reason you don't succeed, not anyone or anything else.

        Haters are a bad attitude personified. Have you ever met one with a positive attitude?

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  • Profile picture of the author Mrewards
    Thanks for the story. Sometimes it can be because of the reasons that we are not aware of. In such cases we have to be sympathetic
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  • Profile picture of the author HuzD
    Thanks for sharing, that was a great law.
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  • Profile picture of the author Rsherwood
    This was awesome, also ties in with some of the elements from law of attraction.

    After spending more and more time on this forum, I find myself instantly brining down my frustrations through out the day and telling myself everything is going to be ok. May sounds silly to some, but I am a very high strung anxious individual so this new found feeling of inner peace is quite satisfying.

    Thank you for the OP. I shall take it with me on the stressful day I have ahead of me !

    R.S
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  • Profile picture of the author vk3
    Wow, this really resonated with me today, Arun - really appreciate you taking the time to share!
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  • Profile picture of the author Theo Encarnado
    Really awesome story, thanks for sharing...
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  • Profile picture of the author HumbleGuy
    That's inspirational, sometimes we all forget to do so and let the garbage make us angry. It's a good reminder, thanks!
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  • Profile picture of the author ronaldperks
    Well for me I just ignore them...but anyways thanks for the share.
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  • Profile picture of the author datingworld
    Nice one, best thing is to ignore haters and keep moving with what you believe.
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  • Profile picture of the author f5mtadas
    YEAH is really, what I can say we must learn how to control our attention.

    Negative people can't control their attention that is why they are negative, if you don't concentrate and focus your attention on what he is saying you will not take that garbage.
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    Thanks for sharing, everyone should live by this.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jolly Roger
    Haters gonna hate. Keep going.
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  • Profile picture of the author tanyaa
    Wonderful and inspiring post....hope great moral to the haters.
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    • Profile picture of the author randak
      Taxi driver with Mother Theresa insights. Love it.
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  • Avoid arguments can avoid disaster because sometimes we did not know if they have a gun or any deadly weapons when we are arguing with them especially on that kind of situation. So its better to smile with them than to changing some thoughts to start the fight.
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  • Profile picture of the author Media04
    Ignored them, then laugh at them, so many things to think about on that planet to be bothered with people who are never happy with anything.
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  • Profile picture of the author trader909
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    Originally Posted by Arun Chandran View Post

    Hi Warriors!

    Recently I read a thread asking why there is so much hate online. I thought this story would be helpful. It's not my story... but it gets the point across.
    ************************************************** **

    One day I hopped in a taxi and we took off for the airport. We were driving in the right lane when suddenly a black car jumped out of a parking space right in front of us.

    My taxi driver slammed on his brakes, skidded, and missed the other car by just inches!The driver of the other car whipped his head around and started yelling at us!

    My taxi driver just smiled and waved at the guy. And I mean, really friendly. So I asked, "Why did you just do that? This guy almost ruined your car and sent us to the hospital!"

    This is when my taxi driver taught me what I now call, "The Law of the Garbage Truck."

    He explained that many people are like garbage trucks. They run around full of garbage (frustration, anger, and disappointment, etc.). As their garbage piles up, they need a place to dump it and sometimes they'll dump it on you.

    Don't take it personally. Just smile, wave, wish them well, and move on. Don't take their garbage and spread it to other people at work, at home, or on the streets.

    The bottom line is that successful people do not let garbage trucks take over their day. Life's too short to wake up in the morning with regrets, so... love the people who treat you right & pray for the ones who don't.

    Life is ten percent what you make it and ninety percent how you take it!
    Have a blessed, garbage-free day.

    The problem is online these people then spend hours posting their poison on forums/blogs, twatter, f.b etc...and it then attracts other trolls who love nothing better than a poison attack.
    Like ringing the gong in Lord of the Rinds and all the Orcs run out.
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