One of the common questions people ask goes something like this, “Mike! On the Internet people call you a racist, a misogynist, a bigot. Why don’t you explain your real views so that people will understand you?”
My answer is simple, “People will see what they want to see.”
To prove this, I conducted a social experiment on Twitter.
Essence magazine recently did a feature on Black Lives Matter. They took a picture of one of the leaders of BLM. This image, presumably, was a highlight. It was one out of 1,000s of pics.
I uploaded that image without any comment.
“This is the leader of #BlackLivesMatter.”
People were outraged and began attacking me.
I received hundreds of outraged messages from #BlackLivesMatter. They hated me for what I said. But what did I say?
She sounds upset.
Let them tell you what I said.
Where did I make fun of her appearance?
Who is thinking about her weight? I sure didn’t mention it.
Why did I hurt her?
People see what they want to see.
You’re going to have a rough time in life if you spend all of your time worrying about what others think or explaining yourself.
My existence triggers something deep within my haters, with many of them refusing to even say my name.
Focus on your mission.
You do you.
Let other people say what they are going to say.
If responding to them will get you more attention, then yes, respond!
Never respond to a person to change his mind. It’s a waste of time. People will think what they think.
How do I live my life?
I have my mission.
My mission is living a life others don’t dare dream of, as they don’t have the courage to think big.
My mission is to help you live a similar life.
My mission is not to argue with haters or wonder why people don’t like me.
Live your mission.
Whatever happens, happens.
I do “explain myself” as a way to create conflict and draw attention to myself.
And I must be doing something right.
To find out what I really think, read Gorilla Mindset.
Many women – despite claims I’m a misogynist – enjoy it.