Somebody is always going to not like you. Somebody is always going to want to compete with you. Someone is always going to have something to say about you. Someone is always going to criticize and complain. And what does that mean? What difference does it really make in your life?
Does it change how you are and how you feel?
Does it change the person you are with the people you care about?
Does it change how you go to work in the morning and come home to bed at night?
Does it mean you don’t have to pay your bills, feed your family, and clean your home?
¿Entonces? What does it truly, honestly, really matter?
El chisme es el chisme y la lengua cuando quiere se suelta.
That’s neither here nor there.
What matters is that when it actually matters you do the thing that you consider the right thing to do.
Not what Fulanito or Fulanita might think is the best thing for you to do, but what you know in your heart and mind is the right thing for YOU to do. Nadie más. Nobody else.
Then just brace yourself for the consequences.
Good or bad.
And when it’s all said and done, treat yourself to a little antojito.