No man is hurt but by himself.
Diogenes said that, and he was right. Every person’s
experience is created internally, by him or herself. No
one outside of you can tell you what anything means,
or whether you are “hurt” or not.
If you feel hurt by something or someone, it is the result
of your decision to feel that way. This may be tough to
hear, but it is true. You can change your mind at any
moment about how something is affecting you.
Neale Donald Walsch