People may have quite a number of opinions about you, some positive but mostly negative. Through these opinions of different genres your reputation could be stripped down. Don’t despair, your reputation could be in tatters but your character will stand firm. So, take time to built your character and leave it to the world to handle your reputation. Character comes first.
My own opinion is enough for me, and I claim the right to have it defended against any consensus, any majority, anywhere, any place, any time. And anyone who disagrees with this can pick a number, get in line.
– Christopher Hitchens