Listen to advice and accept instruction,
that you may gain wisdom in the future.
Many are the plans in the mind of a man,
but it is the purpose of the LORD that will stand.
(Proverbs 19:20-21 ESV)
I can’t think of many words that have been more unhelpful to our cultural development than “hater”. It’s become the convenient license people uses to ignore critique, wisdom and challenge from anyone and everyone that doesn’t sprinkle fairy dust on their dream or massage their ego. Stop it already.
If you have a dream and/or talent that you want to pursue, the best thing you can do for yourself is to surround yourself with Godly people who aren’t afraid to challenge the passion or you. If it’s a God given dream then testing it will yield Godly perseverance and increased faith. If you don’t test it, you’ll be so fragile and delicate that any time someone boos you your earth will be shattered and you’ll be shouting down “haters” left and right on twitter. That’s a good sign that your passion has been idolized and it’s a fruitless dream instead of a fruitful calling.
Granted there are jerks, who are complete strangers that will share their unsolicited opinion. Be a grown up and let that bounce off ya, don’t add their name to a list of haters and fuel bitterness.