You don’t always have to be at war with the world. Being strong and resilient doesn’t mean getting into a fight every time you don’t agree with someone, or they don’t agree with you. Everyone has a right to their own view. If you want respect from others for the concepts you hold dear, then you must also provide them with that same respect. If you don’t question or challenge your own views, how are you going to be sure they’re the right perspectives for your path ahead? Allow yourself to feel safe, secure and in tune with your own ideals. After all if they can’t stand up to your scrutiny, how are they going to stand up to someone else’s?
If you feel you must always defend your beliefs, views or perspectives, then problem may not be with those who challenge you. Rather it may be an issue within yourself concerning something that doesn’t really feel right in you.
If we don’t hold our own views up to review once in a while, we limit our chances and abilities to expand our knowledge and apply our new learning to our old ideas. They’re either going to hold up to the scrutiny, or they need to be updated and refined. Forcing them to stay the same, clips the wings of the Crow magik you have within you. It’s never easy to change, but change is the only constant in the Universe. And it’s the one constant we need to keep moving forward.