I will give you an example of how I have grown.
At my work, I deal with all my calls being listened to and recorded. Because of this, you have a record of EVERYTHING! Well about six months ago, one of the people listening to my calls claimed I said and did something wrong. They confronted me with my supervisor, and I found myself being very prepared and strong. I demanded that I be allowed to listen to the recording, even if I was suppose to respect their authority. They protested, and then decided it would be okay. Once we did, we found I was being completely lied about. The other supervisor tried to spin it to sound like they were mistaken and thought I said something and my supervisor asked me to drop it. I did the opposite and escalated the incident to the next level and then the next and so on, until I got to someone who was higher then even the district western United States regions supervisor, not giving a crap what anyone thought and not playing any games. They had two people fly 2000 miles to my location to investigate and interview all sides, they ended up firing the person who accused me and changed policy on how things are handled. That person who was fired, HATES me (was a $150,000 per year job for her), more then life itself. Oh well, I should not have lied. Anyway, I mention this as it helped me to realize how much I do not trust or respect any authority and never get intimidated, especially when I know I am right.