Fan the flames and you risk losing everything. Let the pouters pout, let the childish ones act childish. Walk away and go on about your business. Keep your distance if you have to, but don’t feed the fire and add to the heated rhetoric! Avoid the conflict!!
Petty distractions will only keep you from doing what needs to be done. Don’t allow the mood of others to spill over into your day and stink up your garden. Let them rant and rave, but don’t allow them to bait you into an argument and pull you down to their level. Their issue isn’t really about you or what you’re doing. They’re simply trying to push your buttons and make you as miserable as they are. Give them the silent treatment today. Avoid their calls and childish actions. Things will calm down tomorrow and you can share some laughs again.
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