Worse than what someone says about you is what you say to yourself in response.
You can get twisted up in what someone says. You can give someone’s words much more power than they actually have.
On the other hand, you need to consider what is truth. We shouldn’t set aside something just because it makes us uncomfortable.
Perspective matters. If you start from the wrong vantage point, you won’t have an accurate view. You can’t focus on the right things. You’ll get easily distracted.
What you say matters.
Be truthful. To yourself and others.