Why I have gratitude for my haters

in life •  9 months ago


This weekend will be especially hard on my haters. I have a fantastic career in code design and web developement. Three college degrees. An honorable discharge from the Army after 7 years. A wonderful family that loves me deeply. I'm surrounded by very intelligent people and am working on a project that will change humanity as we know it (more on this later). And now... my first house.

It wasn't always like this. I was beaten and abused almost daily by my parents. My mother told me that I hadn't amounted to much and probably never would. My high school experience was the perfect storm of being bullied. I was a strange child. I was divorced after almost a decade by someone who constantly yelled that she wanted to divorce me because I didn't amount to anything. I was told I was too stupid to ever learn how to use a computer.

This isn't a pity party. This is me telling you, dear reader, about the mud and shit that I sprouted my roots in. I'm proud of what I endured.


After my parents told me I was too stupid to use a computer, so I became a "kiddie scripter" (someone who uses other peoples code to initiate a hack) by 17. I now have a bachelors in cyber security. I have designed and written a program that allows for artificial memory to help those that, like me, suffer from a poor memory.

I was told I was unlovable by my first wife. So I found the woman that I love and now have a 1.5 year old daughter with her and am slowly gaining custody on my 8 year old son. I moved them from a small apartment to a luxury apartment. Now they will be sharing my first house with me. We are to be married next year.

Sincerely, if it weren't for my haters, I don't think I'd be where I am. I don't think I'd have grown such powerful roots and high ambitions. I might have been complacent with a mediocre life.

So, dear reader, when the world tries to crush you down... when the world preaches that you aren't shit... use it. Use their resistance as a spring board to a better you. Embrace their hate as fuel for your journey to find those that will love you.

Whatever you do, don't stagnate.

I love you, haters. I have gratitude for every mark you've left on me. Without you, I wouldn't be me.


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Good for you bud. I'm glad you showed them what's what. Always remember, you don't need to prove anything to anyone but maybe yourself -- if you doubt you. In any case, congrats on your successes and all the best to you and your family.

Man this resonates so much. I have had a lot of haters and smear campaigns down the years, there is no better feeling than winning in life and sticking the preverbial middle finger up ;)

I feel you man im glad your doing goid if only these haters could see your Steemit post but they too dumb for that. I feel you on the bullying thing i was bullied too i understand that

Congratulations on your success! Keep it up!

Yeah, Be somebody nobody thought you could be.

Haters always going to hate 😎😎@iamthenerd


potaters are going to potate.


that is true my friend @iamthenerd

Congratulations on your much deserved success!

Immature for live