Spanish footballer, Gerard Pique, has had to endure a fair share of criticism from fans of his ex-partner, Shakira, following his infidelity. However, in a recent guest appearance on Gerard Romero's show, he revealed that he has developed a nonchalant attitude that has helped him to maintain his mental health.
A Healthy Nonchalance
In the interview, Pique candidly admitted that the criticism he received initially was challenging, to the extent that he nearly felt overwhelmed. However, he revealed that his nonchalant attitude was his saving grace.
"In the beginning, it was bad and it reached a point where if I had let things get to me, I would have thrown myself off a cliff," he confessed in Spanish. "But my nonchalant attitude saved my mental health." Pique went on to highlight that a significant proportion of the issues people face are a result of worrying about things that are not essential. "95 percent of people’s issues arise when they tend to care about things that aren't that important," he stated. "In my opinion, the only things worth worrying about are serious health issues, family, and relationships."
Negative Reactions and Social Media
Following the news of his infidelity, Pique was met with a barrage of negative reactions, particularly from the Latin American fans of Shakira.
"For example, my ex is Latin American... you can't imagine [the comments] I've gotten on social media from her fans. Millions of barbarities!" he told Romero during the interview. However, Pique revealed that he was unfazed by the criticism and negativity, stating that he didn't care about any of it. "Honestly, not at all because I don't know them.
These people have no lives and why should I care? I'll never meet them, they're robots, you know?" he added. In his view, caring about people's opinions is detrimental to one's mental health. "They want you to worry and when you do, they would have won.
You have to show them that you don't care because it gets them angrier," he stated. Pique's unwavering resilience in the face of criticism is a testament to the importance of not allowing others' opinions to define us. As he succinctly put it, "My nonchalance is healthy because if you care about people's opinions, you're dead."
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