It goes without saying that bad news travels like wildfire and good news spreads like molasses in Winter. Criticism, hurtful sarcasm, rumours and useless gossip is like a match struck on dried tinder; they all find their way in our daily lives, whether we ourselves indulge in them or entertain others who do.
Right actions in the future are the best apologies for bad actions in the past.
“Don’t be a slave to other people’s opinion. Do what you know is right. Those who are always trying to please everyone, seldom succeed in pleasing anyone. They tear their emotional nature to pieces instead of building serenity and poise.” ~ Emmet Fox