I love Jesus' UNCONQUERABLE ATTITUDE!
Being hated, excluded, insulted, & rejected all come as part of the package deal when we wholeheartedly follow Christ. Jesus doesn't say to retaliate or get even or become discouraged... He says REJOICE and LEAP FOR JOY!! The measurement of strong character isn't retaliating at mistreatment, it's rejoicing in mistreatment.
"Blessed are you when people hate you, when they exclude you and insult you and reject your name as evil, because of the Son of Man. REJOICE in that day and LEAP FOR JOY, because great is your reward in heaven." - Luke 6:22-23