“It has been a maxim with me to admit of easy reconciliation with a person whose offence proceeded from no depravity of heart; but where I was convinced it did so, to forego, for my own sake, all opportunities of revenge. I have derived no small share of happiness from this principle.” – Shenstone
“A more glorious victory cannot be gained over another man, than this, that when the injury began on his part, the kindness should begin on ours.” – Tillotson
There are times when we need to step back and look into our hearts, then look into the hearts of others and try to see where they are coming from. These are hard words to live by at times, when the blunt of their anger, justness, malicious play, etc., has its ugly head rearing in our faces.
As you try to assess the ‘damage’ to yourself and possibly others from this, reflect, write or talk through your reaction first. Walking away is not an admission of defeat.