We learn the following from the Ahlulbayt (a):
1- Don’t have expectations from people. When we have expectations, we set ourselves up for disappointment. Only expect Allah to compensate you. Don’t expect people to treat you kindly or reciprocate your good treatment towards them.
2- Try to ignore their negativity. People’s negativity only brings us down. It affects our mental health and our success. Life is too short. We want to maximize our benefit in this life. Try not to care about people’s negative treatment. When you have Allah on your side, and also Ahlulbayt (a), and they appreciate the good that you do, then who cares about other people. Constantly remind yourself of this.
3- Islam tells us to be honest, no doubt. However, you don’t always have to tell people how you feel. Sometimes it’s not worth it to tell them when they don’t care. Keeping your feelings between you and Allah is better and more spiritually rewarding.