Keys to the Castillo

How to Avoid Criticism: Say Nothing, Do Nothing, Be Nothing

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I am addicted to Twitter. How can I not be? It offers free, unlimited access to the thoughts and advice of some extremely accomplished men.

Wanna maximize your physique? Bank account? Social skills? Guitar skills? Or learn more about health and wellness? Spirituality? It’s all there.

That being said, there is a ton of vitriol on the platform. For every constructive post I see on there, I see ten more criticizing and attacking people for the pettiest of reasons.

Hence the title – the only way you’ll never be criticized, is if you don’t take action, you don’t speak up, and you never try to better yourself and your situation.

People will shit on others for writing blogs, like this one, for instance.

People will attack others for working a 9-5.

Some will attack others for choosing to expatriate. Others will attack you for choosing to remain in your home country and ‘fight it out’.

You can and never will please everyone.

However, there are some tried and true tenets that you can adopt today to rise above all the noise, before it overwhelms you.

Essentially, you need a thick skin. You need to have an unshakeable belief in who you are, and your will to accomplish the goals that you set for yourself. 

Also, recognize that people are hypocrites. 

Especially when they can put out thoughts anonymously on a platform like Twitter. 

For example, it’s pretty much common knowledge now, that a lot of guys who put out knowledge or products about attracting women, typically do not have much success with women themselves.

Another thing to keep in mind, is that people will feel threatened by you improving your life. 

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve met with friends after a while of not seeing each other, only to be met with condescension and criticism.

“You know that’s probably not going to last, right?”

Or, in 2020, when I announced that I’d be moving to Mexico…

“You’ll be back. Canada is way better than Mexico.”

Yeah… no thanks.

I know this post seems like I’m rambling, but I felt it was necessary to put these thoughts out there. 

In the age of social media, people are being made to feel inadequate about who they are, and where they are in life.

People of value are being inundated with pictures of people with nothing to offer, and they’re being given the message that they need to be like them, in order to get approval from society.

Fuck all that noise. 

You do you. 

It doesn’t matter if you’re not a natural athlete

or an extrovert

or a party animal

or any of that stuff.

Just focus on doing your own great work, and ignore the naysayers. 

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