I have a question for you? Have you ever engaged someone on social media and changed their mind when it comes to a differing opinion? Anyone that knows me, probably knows my political view. Rest assured that if your opinion is different then mine, you'll change my mind about as much as I could change yours?

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So why do we waste so much time doing it? The operative word is "waste" as we waste each other's time and energy. I'm not suggesting that we start singing "Kumbaya My Lord" or anything.

When you acknowledge and respond to your critics, you give them power. Think of it this way, no one can put you down unless you allow them too. In life, as you advance you'll face opposition. Some people only feel better about themselves when they put others down.

When You're Flying With The Eagles, Don't Run With The Chickens

After all, it's easy when you don't have skin in the game so keep telling yourself that when your an eagle, don't run around with the chickens. Try to keep a level head with everything that you do.

Don't let criticism go to your heart or let praise go to your head. Keep telling yourself that when you're an eagle, you don't run around with the chickens. The external opposition will only be as LOUD as your internal insecurities allow them to be.

Remember that the greater the opposition, the greater the opportunity. Finally, remember that the LOUDEST BOO's usually come from the cheapest seats. Don't live for the applause of many because they can (and will) turn on you in a moment's notice, live for the applause of One and that will be your ultimate reward.

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LOOK: See how much gasoline cost the year you started driving

To find out more about how has the price of gas changed throughout the years, Stacker ran the numbers on the cost of a gallon of gasoline for each of the last 84 years. Using data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (released in April 2020), we analyzed the average price for a gallon of unleaded regular gasoline from 1976 to 2020 along with the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for unleaded regular gasoline from 1937 to 1976, including the absolute and inflation-adjusted prices for each year.

Read on to explore the cost of gas over time and rediscover just how much a gallon was when you first started driving.

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