Many people mix opinion with fact. Unless you search for the facts, you're just repeating another person's opinion - and most likely stretching the truth (like a secret and passing it on). And, perception is not always reality. Get the facts yourself!
I have my faults, but in the end I believe myself to be a good man, always with the right intentions. Love life and share that love with others and always, keep family, faith, and determination alive and beating in your heart.