God bless Howard Stern.
I was listening to an old audio clip of his show and he cracked me up.
A show listener called him, in order to give “constructive criticism”.
What did Howard say?
“What was that?”
“I said it was not necessary.”
“No, no. You don’t understand. You need my opinion!!”
“No, your opinion is irrelevant. What do I need your opinion for?”
The poor listener tried a bit more, and Howard kept ignoring him.
Then, he dropped an “f” bomb and closed the phone.
Are you’re familiar with the saying “lions never lose sleep over the opinion of sheep”?
Howard did just that.
He does his show, the way he wants.
He doesn’t care about the common man.
He’ll even make fun of the common man if he tries to force his opinion.
And that, my friend, is the attitude you should develop in life.
I don’t suggest you become a psychopath and insult people for the fun of it.
But what I do suggest is to develop a mindset that doesn’t allow people to mess with your decisions.
Whether they’re friends or family, people will try to stop any step you take towards freedom.
And it’s your duty to stop them cold in their tracks and tell them “your opinion is irrelevant”.
When you develop this mindset, you only need a vehicle for your freedom.
P.S. After the call ended, Howard further commented:
“Who did he think he is? What has he ever created? If I listened to everyone who just gave an opinion I’d be doomed”.
You can’t make everyone happy.
Common men will get angry with your decisions, and it doesn’t matter.
At the end of the day, you should care about yourself first and foremost.