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Paul continues the latest episode of the Permaculture Smackdown with Katie and Kyle to discuss how to deal with haters without running and hiding.
Paul tends to get asked how to deal with haters a fair bit, typically by people
who have just been on the receiving end of it. The way he deals with most of it is to view the messages as “obey me or else” put through the lens of how bad a person the speaker is – this way he disassociates from the hate and views it instead as a simple declaration of shittyness from the speaker. This is a lot less effective when you’re invested in the person who sends hate, like Paul was with the Fouchs were given lodging and food for themselves and their sprogs in exchange a good video, before they turned around and bit him on the arse. Paul originally got this philosophy
from a lady that used to work for another PDC
instructor (who shall remain un-named) who turned out to be a piece of work, and her response to the trolling was to simply thank him for helping her to find a new way to grow as a Buddhist, and leave the next day.
Regarding a general user of the internet, not the reader specifically, what did you do when you saw Paul receiving hate online? Did you say anything? Downvote? Anything to discourage the troll? Chances are the troll got bored with Paul and moved onto you. Now, the small weed has grown into a big problem for you. Even if you don’t want to get involved with haters, there’s almost always ways to downvote or report trolls to moderators. All too often people outright encourage haters and trolls, so when you see them doing their thing, do something about it, even if it’s just a thumbs down.
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