Surround yourself with people you genuinely like. Tolerate the people you don’t like, but don’t bother making enemies or actively hating anyone, because it takes more energy than it’s worth. It’s wise to always treat everyone with the kindness and respect they deserve as a fellow inhabitant of your planet. Doesn’t matter if they’re into different things, if they’re from a faraway place you know nothing about, if you don’t like they way they talk or look or dress or whatever. Holding grudges and hating people is pretty much not worth the energy. There are only two people in the world I have legitimate reasons for genuinely hating, and even then I try not to waste time thinking about it. Actively disliking people is exhausting. Making enemies is for the weak. It’s okay if people don’t like you. I knew some people who didn’t like me. But it didn’t really bother me, because it’s not worth worrying about.
Erin Mitchell (via 17thjan)