How freeing it is to not be easily thrown off by someone's negative opinion!
Yes, it's quite normal to have to catch your breath and process your feelings for a moment or two. But how liberating it is to be able to just. let. it. go.
No need to convince someone else to understand and see everything from your POV, no need to control the narrative, no need to be scared of being misunderstood.
“Our emotions are capricious, like the weather in London. One minute, when someone criticizes us, we are offended and furious. The next minute, when someone praises us, we feel proud and pompous. Unless we recognize the still point beneath the surface of our changing emotions, we will feel we are hostage to their whims.” — The Things You Can See Only When You Slow Down: How to Be Calm and Mindful in a Fast-Paced World by Haemin Sunim