You Don't Have to Like Everything

People regularly tell me I didn't like xyz, with xyz usually something that I've written or written about. They're usually quite cranky when they say that, and I can only assume their aim is to make me feel bad.

My response is usually swift and harsh: So what? No one says you have to like it. That usually kills the conversation.

Not everything you try, not everything you read, not everything you watch is going to appeal to you. That's just the way life is. Whining about it doesn't help. It only makes you look like a spoiled, whinging child. Nobody wants to hear your complaints.

Instead, keep your mouth shut, forget the negative experience, and move on.