Blast From The Past – Haters Gonna Hate…

I believe that hate is a feeling that you should not allow in your life. Hate is an incredibly strong feeling. As strong as love. I think that you should never allow such a strong feeling for something negative. There’s simply no room for it.

With all that happened over the last 10 days and especially after hearing Antoine Leiris‘ words I thought a lot about “hate” and what it actually means.

He’s right. We should not give the gift of hate. Not in to terrorists, not to bullies, not to ex-partners, not to anybody or anything that we dislike, even if the feeling is very strong. It clouds us. It takes so much away from us. I simply don’t want to let myself sink on a level like this.

We can’t change how others deal with things. We can’t change what they do to us or want to do to us. What we can change is how we deal with it and what we make of it. Here’s a little one of my blasts from the past about this subject.

As I am sitting here and watching my girl in her dance class, I am hoping that the instructor will not pick one of those inappropriate songs for her age group. Unfortunately it happens way too often.

And then she turns on the music and I can hear Taylor Swifts ‘Shake it off’ and I just have to smile. I admit I really like the song. Not just because it is catchy but also for its message.

‘Cause the players gonna play, play, play, play, play
And the haters gonna hate, hate, hate, hate, hate
Baby, I’m just gonna shake, shake, shake, shake, shake
I shake it off, I shake it off
Heart-breakers gonna break, break, break, break, break
And the fakers gonna fake, fake, fake, fake, fake
Baby, I’m just gonna shake, shake, shake, shake, shake
I shake it off, I shake it off…

Player’s gonna play and haters gonna hate. There is nothing you can do but shake it off and move on. I love this little bit. There is so much truth in it. And I like it that our girls will hopefully pick up this important message.

You can do whatever you like to, there will always be people who find something to criticize you. And even if you try to explain to them who you are or what you are doing, they will not stop. The important thing is, that those people don’t matter. They are just not important. So shake them off, shake off what they are saying and move on. Just move on.

But I keep cruising
Can’t stop, won’t stop moving
It’s like I got this music
In my mind
Saying, “It’s gonna be alright.”

There are plenty of people who will love and accept you for who you are. And those are the people you want in your life.


21 thoughts on “Blast From The Past – Haters Gonna Hate…

  1. I like this post. It is so true. If we allow ourselves to wrapped up in what other people think of us we will get lost in a darkness that they ceate. So shake it off, their circus and their monkeys. Let them deal with it, we’re going to be happy!

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  2. Great post and message.

    As a “dance Dad” myself, I have to admit that sometimes the song choices and outfits I see some dance schools utilize makes me uncomfortable and shake my head. *shrug* I dunno…

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    • Oh, I know!!! I was happy to see that the costume they chose for dance schools big recital this year were so much better. Last year some of the costumes made the girls look rather cheap… The song choices got better too. I wonder if they had some reactions…

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      • Last year was my first seeing the “competition season” for dance, it was an eye opener. Now that we are more established at the school, I will be more vocal if needed.

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