You know the saying sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me? To some extent this is really true and at other times it’s not.
Words hurt. Lives have been crushed by words. People have died over words. We must always strive to be uplifting with what we say and encourage those we meet.
However, it is also our own personal duty to build tough skin. We shouldn’t let everything and anything get to us to the point where it destroys us. Know who you are. Know when something is said in loving correction or criticism. I don’t listen to criticism. If someone has nothing nice to say about me ever, their words mean nothing to me. It’s those that love me that I listen to. Their words hold weight. I know they correct me because they love me.
That’s how it should be. It’s what I learned while living on this evil planet for as long as I have.