Message to the Haters

Hard to believe, but you can collect some negative feelings even if you work f’n hard to protect and preserve a traditional craft, putting your whole life on it, spending 24 hours thinking about it, teaching, writing, blogging and videotaping it.

You know what? I am actually glad that I have haters – I prefer having these guys, than people, who are sorry about me. Just show me one successful brand/person who doesn’t have any. They are everywhere, they need to hate someone, feel that they ar better, know something better, superior.

You know what? You are. You speak better English – no doubt about it, you live in a country, which is far more rich than my one, you can get much fancier products than me, etc. I am only a shoemaker, with some tradition and background, which doesn’t make me better than anyone, who is just started learning this craft, but I promise: I won’t bitch you, like you do to me, behind my back – as my grandfather always said: let your work speak, instead of you.

Haters! Write me stupid mails, like you do every week, give me wortless comments, and try to change people’s mind to cooperate with me – you can’t make my image worst anyway, you actually work on it. Thanks!

3 thoughts on “Message to the Haters

  1. Koronya – I sympathise with you entirely – these people are usually either jealous of your expertise or fit into the category of people who sit on their fat arses producing nothing but meaningless paperwork – keep the faith man! Our day will come!

  2. Hello Monsieur,

    In France we say “La critique est facile, l’art est difficile !”, that means ” The criticism is easy, the art is difficult” All which is except the art is only insignificance and without impotance.

    Thank you for your incredible work !!!


  3. Nuts to the haters, Marcell. You know what you know & that it’s precious and valuable and that you’re doing a great thing teaching those traditional methods to those of us who think such things are valuable.

    Lots of people have been jealous of me in my life, or have hated me, usually for things I can’t change. Too bad for them.

    You know what? Tell ’em all to go take a long walk off a short pier. If you can put up with us students, and our mistakes (mine, anyway!) you deserve a medal of honor – not hatred.

    Anybody who doesn’t agree, they are welcome to come and argue with me about it. I’ll tell them what’s what. You go, man!!

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