(Proverbs 17:4 KJV) A wicked doer giveth heed to false lips; and a liar giveth ear to a naughty tongue.
To whom should I be listening? A good question and we need to understand that “listening” is more than just our ears. It would include what we read and watch. In a sense it should even extend to our imagination. That leads me to the tendency we have to relive and rehash experiences that have been uncomfortable or embarrassing. We recently went through a confrontation that left a bad taste in our mouths. We find ourselves going back and coming up with what we should have said. You know how it goes. We are all clever after the fact. Let it go.
So? Don’t spend time trying to straighten out what cannot be changed. Don’t listen to wisdom you wished you had. Such listening can only cause more pain and will not move you forward. Forgive. Learn. Grow.