As my dearest first cousin says, “You need to duck, cuz, and let the sh-t hit the wall.”
Quit trying to convince pathological haters you’re a good gal or guy, because, well … “haters gonna hate, hate, hate, hate, hate.”
And they’ll hate you, even when you transform yourself in their image.
If people harbor hate for you—speak it and act it—there’s nothing you can do to transform that hate. Surround yourself with those who don’t think you’re drek. Surround yourself with people who know your heart and with whom you have reciprocal relationships.
In a related context, an articulate reader, a lawyer, reacted strongly to the habitual hatred this writer receives on a forum I love and am proud to be part of, The Unz Review: