Once I heard that fire to any thought would allow it to spread. I kind of tucked that away until today.
I have a problem with a certain type of person. I know that even if they are jerks- I can choose my response-yada yada. In the meantime, I want to tell them what's what and get the smugness of making them blush. However, today I stopped and thought about how it truly did not matter.
These people exist but I don't have to like them or be their friends and they don't have to like me either. I can actually, not even communicate with them most of the time if I so chose and that is delicious.
It is hard to be genuine but not rude to people who make you want to slap them( I'm just being honest). So while the impulse may be there I should not act on. I don't think that means you roll out a welcome mat for people to stump on you but that you realize there is a time, place and season for everything.
In the meantime, sometimes it is best to keep your mouth shut so other people can hear the foolishness around them.