It seems so anyway🤔. Maybe it's because great ideas are thought by multiple people.
This morning I was reading Gurdjieff again, and low and behold he stated something that I read decades ago in a book by Stewart Emory. That very idea was a significant pivot point in my life. I'll try to paraphrase it.
- If someone calls you a fool or criticises you or says some negative thing, you have two choices as an aware person.
- Hint - One of them is not get upset.
- If the criticism is false, it is silly to get upset. It is irrelevant.
- If the criticism has any grain of truth, it is silly to be upset. You should be grateful that it was pointed out so that you can grow and improve.