I understand that it can hurt at first; admitting that you made an error in judgment is hard and the calls for you to apologize and change can feel personal. But once you find the courage to see from another’s perspective, admit your mistake and fix it, it becomes easier every time. That's because it will change the way you see, well, everything. I’ve had to admit to my own inability to understand the world, and accept that I cannot know everything—that no one can. Once you accept that there will always be things you cannot know and plan for, criticism becomes a lot easier to take. No longer hurtful, it now feels like a big, warm hug redirecting me towards helping people as I intended to in the first place.