Thank you for writing. You’re one of my favorite writers here.
I once stumbled across a concept that said before giving an opinion, ask yourself 3 questions.
1) Is it kind? 2) Is it true? 3) Is it necessary?
I’ve found it to be not just a good guideline for myself, but also for determining how much weight to give to people’s opinions. It’s a good barometer for determining how toxic people are.