I needed to read this today. It is all about Perspective. One thing that can be useful when we are ruminating about something is to ask ourselves “will this matter in a year?” But asking if this will matter in 100 years really puts it in a much grander perspective.
100 years from now, the people who misunderstand you will be dead.
The same will be true of your impact on society if you spend more time paying attention to the peanut gallery than on doing the work you’re called to do.
Maintain perspective. Your legacy depends on it.