There are those people in your life that act as refiners.
They meet your work, thoughts, error, and being with critique.
When you see them, you see their vision of how you could be better. You notice your errors and humanity as a giant billboard signaling change.
Sometimes these people reappear in your life time and again.
Like messengers, it seems they continue to arrive in your life until you've made the change their message carries.
I want to think more about this post as it sheds a different light on people you may have thought of as detractors by placing them in the category of refiners. In time, I'll refine this post.