“You can judge the quality of a man not by looking at his friends, but by examining his enemies.” – Russian proverb.
You have no doubt heard of the Law of Attraction, which means different things to different people. Generally speaking, the Law of Attraction means you will attract the kind of person you are. If you want better friends, become a better friend. Like attracts like.
But reality is polarity. You cannot attract like-minded people without rejecting negative-minded people.
Have you heard about the Law of Rejection?
Living a clean life will attract a high caliber of person (as shown in the comments to every Danger & Play post).
I can now travel to any city in the world (even Šibenik, Croatia) and have a high-quality person share the history of his city with me. In 2014 I was able to develop new and deeper friendships with world travelers, martial arts experts, professional fighters, world-class journalists, and successful entrepreneurs.
I was also attacked by the type of filth one can hardly believe exists. Although I do not want to give them attention by listing their names, here’s a summary of the types of people who have attacked me and who continue to cyberstalk me:
A morbidly obese drug addict who has been in jail, a man who failed to report a rape (actually men, as there were multiple men and rapes), an Asian neo-Nazi, a person who sends herself death threats in order to con people out of money, a convicted woman beater, a woman who was caught committing charity fraud and kicked off a GoFundMe-type site, a man who organized a hate mob to get a woman fired from her job for making an ironic joke, a man who created a pretend Internet girlfriend, a bunch of hipsters at Gawker, and more.
Look at that list of people. Could you imagine inviting any of them over to your house for dinner?
I do not have even one virtuous enemy.
(My enemies assemble to discuss how they will respond to my most recent Twitter posts.)
In fact, if the people who criticized me were living enviable lives, I’d stop to reflect. Maybe I am doing something wrong?
Yet when all of the people who spend hours a day attacking me are filth, I know my life is well-lived.
The cleaner your life becomes, the dirtier your enemies and haters will be.
If you find yourself building up an army of disgusting haters, you are living your life well.
Simply existing will inspire malice and hatred from negative people.
It’s best to ignore the haters unless you can use them for your benefit.
For example, I use my haters to drive traffic to my websites. They are my hardest working interns, as they share my every word with the world: “Look at how horrible Mike Cernovich is!”
People come to Danger & Play, realize it’s an awesome site, and they never want to leave.
The Law of Rejection requires haters.
You cannot have love without hate and you cannot attract quality without attracting trash.
Filth will reject you.
Rather than agonize over why people don’t like you, learn to embrace the hate.
Focus less on who is rejecting you and instead spend your time and effort on people who love and appreciate you.
In short, live you life to attract clean people and rejoice when the filth who cannot stand your presence rejects your message.