In the year
of 1962, a young man named Joseph fell love with a lady Marina. They lived together
in Russia and had kid together. She was painter and he was poet.
going fine until one day in 1972 Soviet authorities came and took away Joseph. He
was deported from Soviet Union and was send to Vienna. And after that Marina and Joseph never met.
Why he was
Joseph was Noble
Prize winner, Joseph Brodsky, the well known poet. He won it in 1987 in literature. His work is
liked and appreciated around the world except Soviet Union. They think that his
work was anti-soviet.
By the help
of some of the fellow poets, he was in United States. He started teaching in universities
of Yale, Cambridge, and the University of Michigan. In 1991, nineteen years in
the wake of being deported from the Soviet Union, Brodsky was delegated the
United States Poet Laureate.
Step by step
instructions to Deal with Your Critics and Detractors
In 1988, Brodsky gave a speech at University of Michigan. He shared
very useful strategy to deal with critics, detractors and negative people.
Of course there are so many people around us, from office,
from your friends who makes you unhappy. He insisted that you should not pay
attention to the people who makes your life miserable.
He said that you should not tell stories about the people who
make your life miserable to others. If you complain about how they treat you,
how they talk to you, they enjoy it.
Anybody is doing wrong with you; you should not do wrong with
him in return. Don’t react to the situations,
why graying your hairs in tension of others.
Forgiving and forgetting about them will help you live a peaceful
and good life. You cannot remove them from your life but at least forgiving
them will make your life easy.
The effect of negative thoughts magnified when we talk about
it or discuss it. Everybody makes bad decisions, chose wrong things and no
doubt we are surrounded by it. But you cannot just regret your decisions all
your life, we have to move on. Do something
good that is worth listening and worth your attention.