Sometimes we obsess about what our critics think of us. Often their opinions are based on prejudgments and untruths. The magazine Mental Floss printed an interesting story about Native American tribes and what they called themselves versus what their tribal enemies called them. One tribe self-described as “People of the Flint,” while their enemies called them “Mohawks,” which means “man-eaters.” Another tribe called themselves “People of the Big Voice,” while their enemies called them the “Winnebago,” which means “people of the smelly waters.”
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