An important truth is that no matter what people say, we are not as bad as they say we are and we are not as great as they say we are. We fall somewhere in between. We should never let others, especially those who don't know us, define who we are by either the criticism they direct toward us or the praise they may lavish on us. We also must understand that we are not perfect and no one else is either and we are bad but so is everyone else.
Lord, all have sinned, including me ... and all have sinned, not just me.