An Open Letter to Manipulators & Abusers

Dear Mr./Ms manipulator/abuser/bully, 

I know that you’re wholeheartedly believing your narrative. I know how entitled you think you are. I know that you’re thinking of your existence as a game that you need to win at all costs. I know that you’re the origin of the expression “What’s in it for me?”. But guess what? I also know something that you don’t know and can’t even understand: you will miss out on “life” while being trapped in your inflated ego, and this will be your built-in karma. I’ve got more to say to you directly, so please listen carefully ⤵︎



Myriam Ben Salem
Myriam Ben Salem
I am deeply passionate about everything life has to offer. Writing has been my very favorite means to educate my audience, captivate their attention, talk to their emotions, and make them relate and take action. I have been honored by working as a columnist for BIZCATALYST 360°, an Award-Winning life, culture, and biz new media digest, serving as the global hub for enhanced performance and well-being, during 2020. Also, I am a contributing author in Mayhem to Miracles: True Stories of Courage, Triumph, and Peace. I am so in love with writing that I have a peaceful smile drawn on my face whenever I start visualizing the books I will be writing for whoever will be tempted to discover an inclusive philosophy breaking with all the stigmas! I was born in Tunisia, a small country in North Africa. I did pretty much everything earlier than the average: walking, talking, singing, dancing. Promoted throughout my entire education, I was also the leader of every end-of-year party. At some point, after working several years for multinational companies as an engineer, team leader, project coordinator, and product owner while always being a top performer, I figured out I was feeling miserable despite the 'perfect external image'. That marked the starting point of an existential crisis followed by an episode that triggered my re-birth and the beginning of the most rewarding adventure of my whole existence: re-writing my subconscious program and reconnecting with my true self. I was saved at the last moment through an out-of-body experience making me see all the lies, realize this gigantic Universe was not revolving around me. Most importantly, I was able to visualize I was here to leave a legacy like all of you, no matter how big or small! The butterfly took time to emerge though. Today, I identify myself as a Universal Citizen. Like-minded and light-hearted people are what I call home. I am deeply passionate about everything life has to offer, and was granted the edutainer qualifier: a combination between education and entertainment! I educate on the importance of healing unsuspected traumas, seeing our limiting beliefs and biases with honest lenses, finding one's purpose and a principled mission that goes beyond the self, and unleashing the hidden potential so that to leave our legacy for the generations unborn. I have been using a panoply of means that could vary from explicit ones such as mentorship, speaking, and writing, a skill that emerged naturally during my self-actualization process to implicit mediums like storytelling, how I daily show up in the world and model servant leadership! Writing is my very favorite and most preferred tool deployed for my mission. The topics I explore are in the nexus of stoic philosophy, psychology, neuroplasticity, epigenetics, and pretty much any topic involving human behavior. Common denominator? The quality of the subconscious program. You may have a look at some of my works published on my website; Set Yourself Free.

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  1. My dear sister Myriam,
    This Letter to Manipulators is so heartfelt and hits the core of the truth. Manipulators will first try to manipulate but when hit with words of truth, they will find the challenge turned more inwards. If only we could sit them down and read directly

    “Building Karma” is a great wag to express it. You get what you put into the Universe. If you try to manipulate it.. it will only manipulate you. In this I truly feel sorry for them that are clueless. If they realized how bad they were manipulating themselves in the process? Then they might listen.. as they are their own favourite subject
    Thank you for this one Myriam. Your compassion and soul is loved by me.

    • Goodness, my cherished Paula! You heartfelt feedbacks never failed me! 😍

      “If they realized how bad they were manipulating themselves in the process?”: that was such a powerful statement, my friend!

      But, if I am being honest, I don’t care about abusers/manipulators anymore. I had to accept the truth that most of them already lost their soul battle. My open letter is more of an implicit message to the kind-hearted and inherently-good folks so that they could realize what they can be if only they commit to paying the price of re-writing their program, which they never chose in the first place!