"It's OK to curate your life."

Matt Gemmell, in a really wonderful essay on simplicity:

A major lesson I’ve learned (which I had to teach myself) is that it’s OK to cut out negative people from your life. Everyone has a right to their opinion, but people don’t have a free pass to be heard by you, particularly if their manner of expression is consistently unpleasant or unproductive.

Highly recommended.