Haters gonna hate. These days, it seems haters are the price of admission when you create something or do anything that puts yourself “out there.” &yet has had some experience in this area. And so the saying goes, haters gonna hate, shakers gonna shake, etc. But when you’re a team of “People First” people, is there an alternative way of handling harsh criticism other than “don’t feed the trolls?”
It’s a subject we’ve discussed at great length, and researching around the web for this dispatch, Jenn found that the most visible people talking about the subject suggested responding with kindness, time and time again. Facing vitriol with sincerity is one of the hardest “taking the high road” paths one can take, but could there be something valuable in responding only to the human in the hater?
Or freeing, even?