You Set Down the Markers for Your Life
Mostly when someone talks down to you, they are hiding their own inadequacies. Turning externally and talking badly to someone else, is a very common defense mechanism. So the first rule of thumb for an inspired life is to never let anyone else’s words take control over you. You set down the markers for your life. You decide what you are okay with and what you are not okay with. If someone doesn’t have something encouraging or positive to say to you, the question that begs is if they should be in your life in the first place? It’s great to bounce ideas off with people & seek advice but filtering out what doesn’t serve us, is one of the best gifts you can give yourself.