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How Frank Ocean, Warren Buffett, And Other Badasses Deal With Haters

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2: "Read more than you drink."

Best. Advice. Ever.

Also this post has the greatest title ever!

That's a double word score...

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This is well said, too:

"Learn the difference between honesty and being a dick."

Feedback is hard to give well. You don't have to be a world-renowned philosopher to present criticism that's accurate, helpful, and adhesive -- but it does help.

You are your network:

"If you live with monsters, you’ll become monstrous. This can be good and it can be bad. You need to keep your perspective and know when it’s time to quit a bad scene."

Like the epically avuncular Warren Buffett says, you become like the people you associate with: You are your network. If you only know jerks, find nice people.

I thought it was Oprah who says we become like the people we spend time with?

Slay your emotional vampires:

"Too many good ones are gone. Be the new good ones. And: You’ll always have critics, but if you listen to them we won’t always have you."

As our friend (and comparative mythologist) Joseph Campbell once said, if we are to give any gift to the world, it will come out of our own experience and fulfilling our own potential, not someone else's. So, just do it: Slay the vampires. And get the dirt off your shoulder.

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