Some people are “looking for ‘like’ in all the wrong places.” If you want to be loved, get a dog. If you want to be liked, go on social media. But the search for affection in place of respect is not a mature pursuit.
I want to be “liked” when I go to dinner with new acquaintances, I suppose, and I’d prefer people not to “dislike” me when they’re working with me. But those are not huge goals of mine. I’m happy to allow someone else to choose the wine or when to start the project, but I’m not willing to tolerate ignorance or unethical behavior or, heaven forfend, being bored.
In fact, if my columns, books, videos, audios, workshops, and experiences aren’t irritating someone, somewhere, at sometime, then I’ve had a lousy day. My job is to help people improve, my passion is to make people think, and my joy is not derived from smile sheets, ovations, or popularity awards. I love it when people, in that hackneyed huff, inform me they’re cancelling their subscription to my free newsletter (How will I survive?) because they disagree with me. This validates Darwinism to me: Those threatened by ideas are unable to adapt and thus become irrelevant.
I hope that some people will use my work as a chrestomathy, so that we can all evolve into better people. I don’t need for you to like me, but as almost all of you know, I do have a dog. Two dogs, in fact.
If you set out to be liked, you would be prepared to compromise on anything at any time, and you would achieve nothing. — Margaret Thatcher
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