I was a positive, well-meaning person filled with a lot of negativity from bad life experiences.
I noticed now, that I have a much calmer approach to life. I don't judge people, I don't feel the need to prove myself, I don't think of a person as better or worse than me, just that it is what it is.
I realize part of the reason people mess with me, is because I'm pretty confident and bold, but a lot of the time they feel as though I am not someone to put on a pedestal.
I don't know if that means they look down on me. But I know it doesn't make me a bitter person anymore.
Most Helpful Guy
You aren't expressing it clearly, but hopefully what you've actually figured out (even if you don't know it yet) is that many people are weak and insecure themselves, and they manage those feelings by tearing other people down so that they feel better about themselves in comparison.
You USED to give them power by buying into their opinions of you, but now you've learned that their opinions aren't really worth listening to, and that there's no reason to give them any power over you. Once you realize that, they can't hurt you anymore, and instead of respecting and believing their opinions, you see them for the weak, insecure people they really are, and you can pity them instead (and, oh, do they HATE that!).
If you think about it, successful, attractive people definitely have this in common: they don't give a crap about what the majority of people think about them or what they do or how they do it. They'll have a few people they respect whose opinions they DO care about, but everyone else can go to hell as far as they're concerned.0
Most Helpful Girl
sure sounds that way to me.0