This quote by Marcus Aurelius helped me understand how to see people who are meddling, ungrateful, arrogant and dishonest. When you are starting your venture, meeting new people is an important part of the job and with each person, you add to our circle, you also add the BEST and WORST of them Learning how to manage this duality has been a keep part of my success.
When you wake up in the morning, tell yourself: the people I deal with today will be meddling, ungrateful, arrogant, dishonest, jealous and surly. They are like this because they can’t tell good from evil. But I have seen the beauty of good, and the ugliness of evil, and have recognized that the wrongdoer has a nature related to my own – not of the same blood and birth, but the same mind, and possessing a share of the divine. And so none of them can hurt me. No one can implicate me in ugliness. Nor can I feel angry at my relative, or hate him. We were born to work together like feet, hands and eyes, like the two rows of teeth, upper and lower. To obstruct each other is unnatural. To feel anger at someone, to turn your back on him: these are unnatural.
Marcus Aurelius, Meditations