No one can have all he wants, but a man can refrain from wanting what he has not, and cheerfully make the best of a bird in the hand.
Backbiting is attempt of one who is incapable of doing better himself. It is not your job to stop people from talking behind you but it is your job not to let it affect you. People are going to talk about you no matter what you do, so you might as well do whatever brings you joy and live your best life. Pay no mind to those who talk behind your back because you are simply two steps ahead of them.
The fact is that people will always talk about you especially when they envy you and the life you live. You are advised to let them because you affected their lives, they don’t affect yours. Please note that who envies another confesses his superiority.
The only bird that dares to peck an eagle is the crow. It sits on its back and bites the eagle’s neck. However, the eagle does not respond and does not fight with the crow; it spends neither time nor energy on the crow. It simply opens its wings and begins to rise higher in the heavens. The higher the flight, the more difficult it is for the crow to breathe, then the crows falls for lack of energy.
Three reasons why people backbite are;
- When they can’t reach your level
- When they don’t have what you have
- When they try to copy your life style but they can’t
There are two brands of discontent, the brand that merely fosters greed, snarling and backbiting; and the brand that inspires greater and greater effort to reach the desired goal. Which is your brand?
- C. Forbes