I have tried to live my life by these guiding principles. I have been praised and loved by those who find these qualities admirable. I've also had my fair share of names tossed my way whenever I called attention to a person's lack of integrity in their dealings with me and those I love.
Now that I'm in my 40's, I've come to realize that these types of people will never, ever change. I no longer “fight the good fight" with them, I keep my own council and I just quietly dis-engage. Their opinion of me does not matter.