Don’t trade your peace of mind for the opportunity to give someone else a piece of your mind.
I’m not referring to what some label “being the bigger person” or “walking in integrity.”
I’m addressing this matter as a pragmatist.
The bit of advice I’m offering you can save you the very time and energy that you’ll need to create the life you truly deserve.
If someone is “ignorant” enough to tempt you to give them a piece of your mind, what are the chances that they will all of sudden become “smart” enough to intelligently receive your admonishment?
Besides, making someone else feel bad is not a substitute for making yourself feel good. And having the last word often comes at the expense of having the last laugh.
Your power does not come from the ability to put another person in their “proper place” by making them feel small. Your power lies in the ability to turn your thoughts in a direction that keeps you connected to the creative energy of your inner joy.
If you ever find yourself unplugging from your bliss in order to “teach someone a lesson”, remember this:
The greatest lesson you can teach is one that demonstrates, through personal example, that we are each the creators of our own reality and that no one has the power to deny our experience of well-being.
When we make up our minds to consistently think on a higher plane, the people we encounter will naturally gravitate to their “proper place” without us having to deal with the stress of trying to put them there.
Put your thoughts in their proper place and everything else will take care of itself.
That’s my two cents.