We don’t have to fight every battle that crosses our path. We don’t have to react to every statement made, every comment, or everything thrown at us. Where and on what we lavish our attention, share our thoughts, give our time and our attention, is our choice.
People use bullying tactics, shame, belligerence to attempt to force us into seeing things their way, doing things there way, acting the way they want us to act. But all of that requires us to agree and follow. All of that requires us to condone or to acquiesce. And whether or not we do is our choice.
Think for yourself. Don’t be goaded or manipulated into taking a position or a stand on something you don’t is right. You have a good mind. You have good judgment. You have an internal moral compass to guide you.
Trust it, and yourself. Trust what you know as fact. Trust your own truth.
Fight the battles in your life–physical, emotional and spiritual–that you deem worth fighting, recognizing that every battle is not your battle to fight.