So I can't stand Kanye West. Inspite of this fact, I had to work selling merch at one of his shows (nothing aggravates a persons social anxiety more than a huge concert, let alone having to work at one.) Part of his wares was a small book of Kanye quotes you could buy for about ten bucks, and it was chock full of Kanye West Wisdom. I HAD to read it. It wasn't the most captivating read until I got half way through and I read a quote from him that said something like "haters are your biggest fans." Throughout the course of the night I was thinking about how maybe he was right, and I was a perfect example of this rule. I still can't stand the man and his music, but he is successful. Something I am not. Maybe that's why I hated Kanye West. Now after much time I have learned a valuable lesson from this man I don't like. Most of the time, when someone doesn't like you, it's because a small part of them is jealous of you. They may just genuinely dislike you, but there always seems to be an element of jealousy involved if you look hard enough. I take a small comfort in that. Thanks Kanye.