You can’t have a tug-of-war match if there’s no one pulling the rope from the other end. No matter how strong your opponent is, the match is immediately over if you decide to let go of your end of the rope.
The same is true in the realm of conflict. No matter how determined another party is to quarrel with you, the fight is immediately over if you decide to let go of your need to have the last word.
It takes two to get entangled in toxicity.
Would you like to put an end to the stupid fights, silly debates, and unproductive arguments in your life? The solution is simple: stop fighting, stop debating, and stop arguing as soon as you realize things aren’t moving in a constructive direction.
Let go of your end of the rope and watch your opponents tumble and fall as they strive to keep the struggle alive.