Joseph Brodsky was a Russian-American famous poet. He won the Noble Prize for
his work in Literature in the year 1987.
It was a time when he was young; he fell in love with a beautiful lady Marina.
They had the same passion for art, he was a young poet and she loves doing the
painting. They got married and had a kid together in Russia.
In the year 1972, Soviet authorities came and arrested Joseph. He was deported
from USSR, his home and send to Vienna. And after that Marina and Joseph
never met. He suffered a lot and requested the government to stay in his country
and write poems but the government insisted on his leaving the country.
Why was he deported?
His work was liked and appreciated around the world except for the Soviet Union.
The government argued that his work was against their nation; his writing did not
support the Russian principles.
By the help of some of the fellow poets, he was in the United States. He started
teaching in universities of Yale, Cambridge, and the University of Michigan. In
1991, Brodsky became the United States Poet Laureate.
Step by step instructions to Deal with Your Critics and Detractors
? In 1988, Brodsky gave a speech at University of Michigan. He shared very
useful strategy to deal with critics, detractors and negative people.
? Of course, there are so many people around us, from office, from your
friends who make you unhappy. He insisted that you should not pay
attention to the people who make your life miserable.
? He said that you should not tell stories about the people who make 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 with him in return. Don’t react to the situations, why
greying your hairs in the tension of others.
? Forgiving and forgetting about them will help you live a peaceful and good
life. You cannot remove them from your life but at least forgiving them will
make your life easy.
? The effect of negative thoughts magnified when we talk about it or discuss
it. Everybody makes bad decisions, chose wrong things and no doubt we
are surrounded by it. But you cannot just regret your decisions all your life,
we have to move on. Do something good that is worth listening and worth
? If anyone is offering you advice then just listen to it, it’s totally up to you if
you want to follow it or not.
He was an inspirational poet, writer, and a human being.