Try acknowledging you have learned an important piece of wisdom from someone with low status amongst your peers.
Try to withhold yourself from blaming others for the problem and instead figure out how you could have been the solution to the issue that arose.
Try withholding from giving an extensive, defensive explanation about a misunderstanding someone had about you that has cast you in a negative light.
Try admitting you are hurt.
Try just saying sorry, even though it wasn’t technically your fault.