Don’t let anyone bring you down by their negative comments. What they say may be hurtful, offensive, even true, and you may need to do something to correct that aspect of yourself. But never let it hurt you and never let it make you hurt them either. Send them love — you don’t have to do anything fancy for them, or spend your time with them, but love them. Be grateful for the comments of others because whether they intended to hurt you or not, they just made you a better person.
Refined in the fire.