“The second agreement is don’t take anything personally.
Whatever happens around you, don’t take it personally. If I see you on the street and I say, ‘Hey, you are so stupid,’ without knowing you, it’s not about you; it’s about me. […]
You take it personally because you agree with whatever was said. As soon as you agree, the poison goes through you, and you are trapped in the dream of hell. What causes you to be trapped is what we call personal importance. Personal importance, or taking things personally, is the maximum expression of selfishness because we make the assumption that everything is about ‘me.'”
~Don Miguel Ruiz, The Four Agreements