JosephBrodsky was a famousRussian-American essayist and poet.
He won the Noble Prize forhis work in Literature in the year 1987. It was atime when he was young; he fell in love with a beautiful lady Marina. They hadthe same passion for art, he was a young poet and she loves doing the painting. They got married and had a kid togetherin Russia. In the year 1972, Sovietauthorities came and arrested Joseph. Hewas deported from USSR, his home and send to Vienna. And after that Marina and Joseph never met.
Hesuffered a lot and requested the governmentto stay in his country and write poemsbut the government insisted on hisleaving the country. Why washe deported?His work wasliked and appreciated around the world exceptfor the Soviet Union. The governmentargued that his work was against their nation; his writing did not support the Russianprinciples. By the helpof some of the fellow poets, he was in the UnitedStates. He started teaching in universities of Yale, Cambridge, and theUniversity of Michigan. In 1991, Brodsky became the United States PoetLaureate.
How to dealwith Your Critics and Detractors · In 1988, Brodsky gave a speech at University of Michigan. He sharedvery useful strategy to deal with critics, detractors and negative people.· Of course, there are somany people around us, from office, from your friends who make you unhappy.
He insisted that you shouldnot pay attention to the people who makeyour life miserable. · He said that you should not tell stories about the people whomake your life miserable to others. If you complain about how they treat you,how they talk to you, they enjoy it. · If anybody is doing wrong with you; you should not go wrong with him or do something wrong withhim in return. Don’t react to the situations,why greying your hairs in the tension ofothers.· Forgiving and forgetting about them will help you live a peacefuland good life.
You cannot remove them from your life but at least forgivingthem will make your life easy. · The effect of negative thoughts magnified when we talk aboutit or discuss it. Everybody makes bad decisions, chose wrong things and nodoubt we are surrounded by it. But you cannot just regret your decisions allyour life, we have to move on. Do somethinggood that is worth listening and worth your attention.
· If anyone is offering you advice then just listen to it, it’stotally up to you if you want to follow it or not. He was an inspirational poet, writer,and a human being.