When a balloon is tossed my way on a hot summer's day, I usually do my best to catch it first and examine it's contents before breaking it over my head. If I blindly trust every balloon that is thrown our way, and throw open our chest screaming, "Hit me," I will undoubtably end up covered in chocolate sauce, shampoo, or some other none H2O concoction from time to time.
Before we allow feedback to hit us in the chest, thus affecting us in a deep way, we must do our best to catch it first and examine the contents. We can't always choose what we hear. We can choose what we listen to, what we let into our hearts and affect the way we live. If the contents or the feedback are useful or helpful(water), then let it into your heart. If they are not(chocolate), then toss the feedback off to the side.
But what if the balloon is not tossed so gently? What if the feedback is aggressively chucked in the direction of your skull? The answer is simple, dodge. Not only is it important to examine the contents, we must also examine the thrower. Anyone who throws feedback, or a water balloon, your way with such inconsiderate force probably does not have your best interests in mind, and should be avoided altogether.
When receiving feedback on your next project, don't believe the lie that any feedback is good feedback. Examine the contents, examine the thrower, and then decide what should be implemented and what should be smashed on the ground next to your feet.