Ecclesiastes 7:21-22 "Do not take to heart all the things that people say, lest you hear your servant cursing you. Your heart knows that many times you have yourself cursed others"
People talk. It's not always good. Don't let it get you down. Sometimes it is good. Don't let it puff you up. We're probably better off just ignoring a lot of what we hear. Great chapter from Spurgeon's Lectures To My Students.
Three days with no internet access other that cell phone is about to drive me crazy. On the other hand it's been very stress free.