The predawn of each new day must be embraced w/ the same high energy & uncompromising effort. Each decision counts. Assuming you don’t stray off course, that you practice & master the virtue of consistency, you’ll find the rewards to be monumental.
When someone criticizes or insults you, gets offended by something you do or say, or questions your decisions and why you’ve chosen to do something a certain way, it’s natural to want to explain why you think they’re wrong — especially if said party has impinged on your integrity or honor. And some kind of response may indeed be in order.