“Let me never fall into the vulgar mistake of dreaming that I am persecuted whenever I am contradicted.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
Corrections and contradiction come from a variety of sources. You may, for example be “told about yourself” by someone who knows you well or you may receive corrective information from something like a bathroom scale, or a police officer on the side of the road. No matter what its source, you are wise to remember that you have a choice as to how you will receive it, no matter how objectionably it might be offered.
When you are corrected or contradicted, resist the temptation to launch thermonuclear warheads in retaliation. Take time to consider what is being offered. Look for the truth at its core. Take whatever lesson or perspective it may give to heart.
Never stop learning. Never stop improving.