You know yourself mostly by your thoughts.
Everyone else in the world knows you only by your actions.
Remember this when you feel misunderstood. You have to do or say something for others to know how you feel.
A strategy for thinking clearly: Rather than trying to be right, assume you are wrong and try to be less wrong.
Trying to be right has a tendency to devolve into protecting your beliefs.
Trying to be less wrong has a tendency to prompt more questions and intellectual humility.
Habits will form whether you want them or not.
Whatever you repeat, you reinforce.