Don’t let people who judge get you down

Andrew Paisley, Campus Reporter

We all know those people who take delight in constantly judging and bringing others down.

It almost seems as if that is the only reason they wake up in the morning. I am simply sick and tired of being around those people.

I recently saw a girl in my hometown that is like that. She constantly goes out of her way to cause problems with everyone. It is like that is the only thing she lives for.

This particular girl does not like me for unnecessary reasons. The thing is, I really do not care about being liked anymore.

I used to get so upset if a person did not like me or if they had an issue with me, but I have learned that it is best to just not care.

Anytime you let things bother you, that person is getting the satisfaction of knowing they are getting your attention. It is like a craving for them.

They want you to cry, scream and/or react in rage to the things they say to you because it makes them feel powerful.

I am here to tell you that I think it makes look them like total losers. People need to learn to stick their nose where it belongs and to quit bugging other people.

It simply drives me to crazy to go to the local bar in town and see this girl who is in her mid-twenties running around harassing other people, calling names, cussing out others and making a scene.

She has tried numerous times to do this to me, and I finally realized that it is a waste of my time and energy to allow her to be satisfied.

I want her to know, as well as any other person who acts the way she does, that I will not tolerate their actions any longer and I am not going to stoop down to their level and let them get a reaction out of me.

As hard as this may be to do, I feel it is the best way to get these people to realize that they are not powerful and that they cannot control us.

We live our lives the way we want to and we have to simply stop letting others bring us down.

I mean for goodness sakes, it is 2018 and people like this particular girl need to actually be at home taking care of their children instead of out in public bringing people down.

Andrew Paisley is a junior journalism major and can be reached at 581-2812 or at [email protected]