Am I who my enemies say I am?
Yes. People don’t disagree well and therefore, people watch those they disagree with closely. Eventually, we make them an enemy in our mind because they stand for something we are against. I have come to realize that valuable information can be gained from what those that resent me think of me. Someone that watches me closely for weakness to discredit me in their narrative will find what they are looking for. We need to resist the urge to dismiss the naysayer’s opinion and look for the kernel of truth that our friends either pass over or leave out to spare our feelings.